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One Pot Hamburger Helper Lasagna

One Pot Hamburger Helper Lasagna - ditch the boxed mix Hamburger Helper and make your own, lasagna style, much healthier and homemade. Comfort food at its finest.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hamburger helper, lasagna, one pot meals
Servings: 6
Calories: 377kcal



  • 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.
  • 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 the marinara sauce, pasta, chicken broth and stir everything together. Bring to a boil then turn the heat down. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the pasta is cooked through, most of the sauce should be absorbed as well.
  • Stir in the cheese and cook for another 30 seconds to a minute until the cheese melts.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.


  1. If you can't find mafalda pasta, you can use any other small type such as farfalle, penne, shells, elbow, etc.
  2. You can use ground chicken or turkey to reduce the fat content.
  3. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used. 


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 753mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 3.7mg