Sunday Suppers: One Skillet Pumpkin Lasagna

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So, I did something. I um, went a little wacky in the kitchen and did something kind of bizarre. See, I took this fool-proof recipe for skillet lasagna and I added some pumpkin. Yep, I made a one skillet pumpkin lasagna. Before you click X and never come back because I’ve officially lost it, let me try to win you over with a photo.

It may sound weird, I know, but just look at it. Let your eyes feast on the creamy, saucy, decadent looking dish in front of your eyeballs.

I love savory pumpkin and this recipe just takes that obsession to a whole new level. You get a slightly spicy, sweet flavor from the pumpkin puree but then a fabulous salty, savory flavor from the cheese mixture, sage and basil. I honestly can’t describe how incredible this dish is. All I can say is, MAKE IT FOR DINNER TONIGHT. And then help yourself to 15 servings. Trust me, you’ll want to.

Although I’ve wanted to make another variety of my famous skillet lasagna for ages, the holy grail of awesome in front of you was prompted by this week’s Sunday Suppers theme. Can you guess what it was?

Comfort food, of course! When I’m feeling mopey, down and out or just nostalgic, I crave and desire pasta. Big, heaping plate-fulls of al-dente noodles topped with a sweet or spicy sauce and then covered in gooey, melted cheese. As soon as I saw the prompt, I knew immediately I had to make skillet lasagna. And given the fact I hoard cans of pumpkin puree like it’s Y2K, it hit me. Instead of marinara, I’ll use pumpkin. I mean, Cassie did and it turned out AWESOME. So, I did.

And it came out better than I could have EVER imagined. Creamy, spicy, sweet and decadent. Of course, I lightened it up quite a bit by using fat-free ricotta and part-skim cheese. And you know what? You can’t tell because of how thick and orgasmic the pumpkin sauce is. I was so close to funneling this into my mouth it was shameful. Had my husband and I not had a dinner date last night, well, let’s just say things would have ended differently.

And I’d be wearing sweatpants right now instead of skinny jeans. That’s for sure.

One Skillet Pumpkin Lasagna


Serve about 6.
Prep time: About 10 minutes
Cook time: About 20 minutes


  • About 7 regular lasagna noodles, boiled and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sage (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon basil (dried)
  • Fresh basil for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1.  In a large pan, heat butter over medium high heat. Add onions and cook until just soft, about 2 minutes. Add in garlic and mushrooms and cook until vegetables are fragrant, about 3 more more minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix sage, salt and pepper, pumpkin and cream. Pour sauce over the vegetables and mix well. Reduce heat to medium. In another bowl, mix the ricotta and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  3. Cut lasagna noodles in half and carefully place in the pumpkin sauce. Stir to coat. Add scoops of ricotta/mozzarella mixture on top of the noodles. Carefully mix. Sprinkle mixture with additional salt and pepper. Heat about one minute longer. Sprinkle the top of the mixture with the remaining cheese. Heat just until the cheese is melted. Add basil as garnish and enjoy!

Nutritional information per serving (about 3/4 cup)

Calories: 239
Fat: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 22.25 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Protein: 14.6
Weight Watchers Points:  6

Be sure to check out these other amazing comfort food inspired dishes for this week’s #sundaysupper!

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  1. Posted by My Catholic Kitchen on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    Oh my gosh, where do I start with this recipe. First I love that it is in one pot, easy peasy cleanup. Also this would make a great Lenten meal I cant wait to try!
  2. Posted by Savory Simple on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    Heavenly! I've never tried making lasagna in a skillet, how fun!
  3. Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    So brilliant. Pumpkin, FTW! Love this friend!
  4. Posted by Paula @ Vintage Kitchen on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    I love this idea and the flavors! I guess it would work with short pasta too. Wonderful recipe!
  5. Posted by Jen @JuanitasCocina on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    Oh my gosh. Your photos make me want to dive through the screen. I love pumpkin in anything, and I know I'd love this!
  6. Posted by Katie C on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    Want want want! Whenever I see pumpkin ravioli or another kind of pumpkin pasta on a menu at a restaurant...I HAVE to order it. Why have I not tried using it at home? I've got to make this in my own kitchen; looks amazing... ;)
  7. Posted by Baker Street on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    That first picture is just amazing! I can't wait to try out your recipe, C!
  8. Posted by Lizzy Do on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    Oh, boy, I was drooling over your preview photo yesterday and I'm even hungrier today reading the recipe!!! Pasta dishes make fabulous comfort food...and yours is a winner!!
  9. Posted by Kristin on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    Wow, this looks amazing!
  10. Posted by Renee Dobbs on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    I'm thinking it would be equally yummy with sweet potato or butternut puree. Looks totally creamy and wonderful!
  11. Posted by Megan Wood on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    Pumpkin Lasagna! YUM!! This sounds and looks amazing. I will be trying this on a meatless monday!
  12. Posted by Tammi on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    This looks extremely comforting to me! I love the addition of pumpkin!!
  13. Posted by Tara on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    Now that looks so very yummy, my heavens!!
  14. Posted by Jennie @themessybakerblog on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    Welcome to #SundaySupper, Claire. This pumpkin lasagna has my mouth watering. I pinned the recipe and can't wait to try it.
  15. Posted by Kim Bee on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    I saw the photo on FB and just about fell off my chair. This is gorgeous.
  16. Posted by Tutti Dolci on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    I love your lightened up lasagna! This looks fab!!
  17. Posted by Kristen @ The Balanced Bowl on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    This looks amazing! How creative...thanks for sharing such a great idea. Can't wait to give it a try. Looks so rich and creamy. :-)
  18. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    It does look dreamy and delish!
  19. Posted by Beate weiss-krull on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    YUM!!! Your lasagna looks so good!
  20. Posted by Sheila on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    This looks great! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try this.
  21. Posted by Laura T on
    Sunday, October 14th, 2012
    It has been a while since I have felt inspired by a pumpkin recipe for whatever reason. But this one is doing it!
  22. Posted by Aleks M on
    Monday, October 15th, 2012
    Oh my goodness!!! This looks like heaven in a dish - salivating just thinking of it. Great concept!!
  23. Posted by Alice Choi on
    Monday, October 15th, 2012
    What's so crazy about putting pumpkin in lasagna? And dude, yours is beautiful! I really love all of your photos and I love your blog! So glad you joined Sunday supper!
  24. Posted by justonecookbook on
    Monday, October 15th, 2012
    That's a fantastic comfort meal, Claire! Something we look forward to when you come home from cold weather. It's cozy, seasonal, and make yourself happy.... this is that kind of dish. :)
  25. Posted by Laura Hunter on
    Monday, October 15th, 2012
    I normally am not a fan of pumpkin puree but you just won me over with these photos.
  26. Posted by Steve Davis on
    Monday, October 15th, 2012
    I Can't wait to try it!!
  27. Posted by Rachel Cooks on
    Monday, October 15th, 2012
    This looks SO good, Claire! YUM!
  28. Posted by Jennifer Buggica on
    Monday, October 15th, 2012
    I'm not a huge pumpkin fan, but okay okay, you have me convinced! I drooled when you posted a sneak peek on the #SS Facebook page, and I think I'm still drooling...
  29. Posted by diabeticFoodie on
    Monday, October 15th, 2012
    Your photos are absolutely stunning! This dish looks heavenly.
  30. Posted by Stephanie Zielinski on
    Monday, October 15th, 2012
    What a great use of pumpkin!!! Your dish looks so creamy and wonderful. Bookmarked to try!
  31. Monday, October 15th, 2012
    Pumpkin lasagna? I think you just made my week!
  32. Posted by domesticfits on
    Monday, October 15th, 2012
    OMG. Two servings please, the other one is for my friend. I swear.
  33. Posted by The Wimpy Vegetarian on
    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
    I love everything about this dish! When I saw the photo you posted on our FB page, I wondered what it was - but it didn't matter. I just knew I wanted to try it. I'm totally making this.
  34. Posted by Kristina on
    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
    hahah! Ok... you were losing me at pumpkin lasagna... but those pics are so. freaking. yummy. DELISH Claire!
    • Posted by Kristina on
      Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
      Sorry... I just totally spammed your comment feed.. didn't mean to post twice!!
  35. Posted by Kristina on
    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
    hahah! Ok... you were losing me at pumpkin lasagna... but those pics are so. freaking. yummy. DELISH Claire!
  36. Posted by Dinnersdishesdessert on
    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
    Claire this is amazing! The pictures are stunning. I just want to grab a fork and dive in head first!
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
      You are soo sweet, thank you!
  37. Posted by Angie Barrett on
    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
    Pumpkin Lasagna! What?!? That looks amazing!!
  38. Posted by Chrissy on
    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
    We just made a super tasty pumpkin lasagna, but it definitely wasn't in one pot... now I wish it was! Yours looks so good!!
  39. Posted by kimchi_mom on
    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
    Wow...amazing! Sounds so hearty and healthy! I think I could eat that skilletful all on my own. Really, I could.
  40. Posted by christina on
    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
    Holy yum, this looks amazing. I love the pumpkin addition. I can not stop adding pumpkin to everything.
  41. Posted by amy donovan on
    Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
    I love pumpkin in savory pasta dishes so i know i'd love this. YUM!
  42. Posted by Webicurean on
    Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
    I'm afraid if I make this I might eat it all in one sitting. It looks THAT good. I'm all about that ooey gooey cheesy goodness!
  43. Posted by Sarah on
    Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
    I think it is a fantastic idea to add pumpking to lasagna. I've never heard of skillet lasagna but I love the sound of it. The faster I can eat it the better! Thanks for sharing!
  44. Posted by freespeechfan on
    Friday, October 19th, 2012
    A vegan, and fresher, option is to use 4 cups of roasted acorn or butternut squash blended with several T each of white miso and tahini instead of canned pumpkin and cheese. Makes the best mac and cheese substitute ever.
  45. Posted by Sunithi Selvaraj on
    Saturday, October 20th, 2012
    Love that this is a one pot dish! Looks creamy and so good ! Will be trying this recipe ! Great pics !
  46. Posted by marocmama on
    Saturday, October 20th, 2012
    Skillet lasagna is a go to for me when I'm short on time. Never thought of adding pumpkin though!
  47. Posted by Megan L on
    Sunday, October 21st, 2012
    I made a vegan and gluten-free inspired version of this tonight and it was a hit. I didn't know if my husband would like it and he scarfed it down. I'm already looking forward to leftovers for tomorrow.
  48. Posted by marla on
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
    Love this recipe! Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post :)
  49. Posted by Cindy on
    Thursday, September 26th, 2013
    I was so excited about this recipe when I came across it but it was so disappointing. Way too many dried herbs, which I'm not a huge fan of anyway. The pumpkin sauce was way too thick and had to be thinned out with chicken stock. Would not recommend.
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Friday, September 27th, 2013
      I'm so sorry you didn't like it!
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