One Pot Hamburger Helper Lasagna

One Pot Hamburger Helper Lasagna:  Well, I hate to say it, but I kind of really really enjoy the Hamburger Helper dinners. I made a lot of them when I was living on my own in college. However, I create these foods myself because, well, as a more responsible adult, I’m more aware of what I’m eating and would really like to know what’s in my food.

When I noticed this lasagna version of Hamburger Helper on the aisle with all the boxes of the product the last time I went grocery shopping, I realized it was my favorite. Being the culinary blogger that I am, I chose to make it myself rather than open a box.


One Pot Hamburger Helper Lasagna


One Pot Hamburger Helper Lasagna - Jo Cooks



  • 1 pound ground beef (extra lean)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)


  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)


  • ¼ teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning


  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 8 ounce mafalda pasta (uncooked)


  • 3 cups chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 tablespoons pa


  • Cook the beef.The ground beef should be cooked in a big skillet over medium heat until it stops being pink and begins to brown. If necessary, drain off any surplus fat. It won’t be necessary to drain any extra fat if you use extra lean ground beef.


  • Add the spice, onion, and garlic. Stir in the minced garlic and chopped onion after adding them to the skillet. Add salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to the onion and sauté for three minutes or until it becomes soft and translucent.


  • Pasta and drinks should be added. Stir everything together after adding the spaghetti, chicken stock, and marinara sauce. After bringing it to a boil, reduce the heat. Simmer for approximately 15 minutes, or until the pasta is tender and most of the sauce has been absorbed.


  • Complete the dish. Once the cheese has melted, stir it in and simmer for a further 30 to 1 minute.


  • After garnishing, serve. Add parsley as a garnish, and serve.




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  • Serving: 1serving Calories: 377 kcal (19%) Carbohydrates: 36g (12%) Protein: 27g (54%)Fat: 13g (20%) Saturated


  • Fat: 5g (31%)Cholesterol: 63mg (21%) Sodium: 731mg (32%) Potassium: 753mg (22%) Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 5g (6%) Vitamin


  • A: 600IU (12%)Vitamin C: 8.7mg (11%)Calcium: 147mg (15%)Iron: 3.7mg (21%)




  • You can use any little pasta, including elbow, penne, shells, or farfalle, if you can’t find mafalda pasta.
    To cut the fat content, you can use ground turkey or chicken.


  • Make sure to scrape out the brown pieces from the skillet’s bottom before adding the liquids, as they add wonderful taste!
    Try different cheeses, spices, and other ingredients to personalize this recipe. With this basic recipe, you may create a plethora of variations.


  • This would be a fantastic lunch the next day if you were fortunate enough to have leftovers. Before continuing, make sure the hamburger helper has fully reached room temperature. Keep leftovers refrigerated for three to four days in an airtight container.






  • Cook the beef. In a large skillet cook the ground beef over medium heat until it’s no longer pink and starts to brown. Drain off any excess fat, if needed. If using extra lean ground beef there won’t be any excess fat to drain.


  • Incorporate onion, garlic and seasoning. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet and stir. Season with salt and pepper, Italian seasoning and cook until the onion gets soft and translucent, about 3 minutes.


  • Add liquids and pasta. Add the marinara sauce, pasta, chicken broth and stir everything together. Bring to a boil then turn the heat down to low. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the pasta is cooked through, most of the sauce should be absorbed as well.


  • Finish the dish. Stir in the cheese and cook for another 30 seconds to a minute until the cheese melts.


  • Garnish and serve. Garnish with parsley and serve.


What Else Can I Add?


  • Feel free to play around with seasonings, herbs, etc. This is also a great recipe to sneak a few veggies into! The best part about making your own hamburger helper is you can make it however you want! Try some veggies like broccoli, mushrooms, or green peppers to name a few.

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