Lasagna with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes



Lasagna is a classic Italian dish that is loved by many for its layers of pasta, rich tomato sauce, and melted cheese. However, making traditional lasagna can be a time-consuming process. That’s where this Cheater’s Skillet Lasagna with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes comes in. It’s a quick and easy version of the classic favorite, packed with all the cheesy goodness you crave. In just 35 minutes, you can have a delicious and satisfying meal on the table. Let’s dive into the recipe!


Lasagna with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

This quick and easy skillet lasagna recipe is a cheat's version of the classic favorite. Packed with the same cheesy goodness, it's made with corn, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and asparagus for a burst of fresh flavors. In just 35 minutes, you can have a delicious and satisfying meal on the table.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6


  • 3 ears of corn on the cob
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 pound lasagna noodles roughly broken
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large zucchini peeled into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 bunch asparagus peeled into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup capers
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Brush the corn with the melted butter and add to the skillet. Sear until well charred, about 4 minutes per side. Cool slightly, then cut the kernels from the cob.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the lasagna noodles until al dente, 7 to 9 minutes.
  • Drain the noodles and toss with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Heat the remaining olive oil in the same skillet you used to cook the corn.
  • Add the tomatoes to the skillet; season with salt and pepper. Cook until the tomatoes are blistered, 6 to 7 minutes. Add the zucchini and asparagus; cook until tender, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the noodles and corn to the skillet; toss to combine. Add the Parmesan, capers, and basil; toss to combine. Serve immediately.


Feel free to customize this skillet lasagna by adding other vegetables or protein such as mushrooms, spinach, or cooked ground meat.
You can use pre-cooked lasagna noodles to save time if desired, simply heat them in the skillet with the other ingredients until warmed through.
This recipe is best enjoyed fresh, but any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.

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