15 Minute Easy Cheesy Italian Pasta Skillet

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You can check out our chicken version of this recipe here!

Italian comfort food is the absolute best.

Easy, Italian comfort food (the Americanized version of course) that’s ready in 15 minutes is even better!

Easy 15 minute Italian skillet

You won’t find this recipe an on upscale, Italian restaurant menu.

But you’ll find it on the dinner table of a busy family that loves tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Plus a cup or two of Parmesan cheese.

Italian Skillet is the Perfect Comfort Food Recipe!

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Confession: I totally made this on a whim one evening.

My pantry and fridge was almost bare, but I had a few ingredients to make it until our next shopping trip. Without looking back, I whipped up this Italian pasta in my trusty, reliable skillet and prayed my husband would like it.

No joke — I really did.

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I am elated when my husband really likes a meal I cook, and I was so hoping he would love this new invention of mine (or concoction is what he calls it — wink, wink!)

After 15 minutes of cooking one of my now-favorite meals, I called my family to the dinner table and began adding heaping spoonfuls of ooey, gooey cheesiness on their plates.

Italian Skillet is Perfect for Busy Families!

“Mmmm…this looks good.” my oldest son commented.

I felt like I needed to add a disclosure.

“Just so you know, this does NOT taste like spaghetti or lasagna. It has a different flavor,” I announced without meeting my husband’s eyes.

Confused and quiet glances filled the dining room as everyone cautiously digged in.

“Mmm…what did you put in this?” my husband questioned.

I gulped.

Was that a good question?

“Pasta, Parmesan cheese, mozzerella cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, chicken seasoning and a can of tomato soup.” I hesitantly answered.


If you can snag this homemade tomato soup recipe if you want to make your own!

Really? That’s it?” he asked with a puzzled look.

“Yep. It was ready in just 15 minutes.” I answered excitedly.

Italian Skillet is Ready in 15 Minutes!

That’s why the kitchen is still so clean, I thought to myself.

“Well, you should definitely put this on your blog.” he said with a smile.

Ding! Ding! Woot! Yay!

Excitement filled my heart, but I just played it cool and answered, “Hmm…maybe I will.”

So, there you have it!

The story behind my original, easy, cheesy Italian skillet.

Cheesy, Italian Skillet is An Original, Mom Recipe!

Yes, it really does have tomato soup in it!

If you’re a busy mom, and your family loves cheese, then I highly recommend adding this easy Italian skillet in your weekly meal rotation.

Every busy mom needs to have some super-quick, no-fuss meals up her sleeve.

More Cheesy, Quick Meal Ideas for Moms!

You never know when a day will go hay-wire and you need a break!


Plus, it’s all made in ONE DISH!

Easy prep, easy cook and easy clean-up. That’s what I’m talking about!

You can see how oh-so-easy this recipe really in our food videos on this site! Go ahead and check them out!

Ready to dig in?

Grab your fave bag of pasta and get to cooking!

Details below!

easy cheesy skillet recipe

15 Minute Cheesy Italian Pasta Skillet

Yield: 4 servings
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 cups uncooked bow-tie pasta
  • 1 14.5 oz can of condensed tomato soup
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon chicken seasoning, or chicken bouillon
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided


  1. In large skillet, prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to skillet.
  2. Stir in all ingredients, reserving 1 cup of mozzarella cheese for topping.
  3. Cook on medium-high heat until boiling and reduce heat and simmer on low for three minutes.
  4. Now, sprinkle remaining one cup of mozzarella cheese on top and cook on low until cheese is melted. Garnish with additional Parsley or Italian seasoning.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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