As Hubby went through our shopping list, checking off things we didn’t need to buy, and making notes as to what was on sale, he saw a notation referring to Hamburger Helper Lasagna. Hubby pointed out that Hamburger Helper wasn’t on the list. I had to chuckle. We haven’t “bought” a box of Hamburger Helper in years – making our Hamburger Helper Style Suppers from “scratch”. You would have thought he might have noticed over the years. All Hubby knows is that I putter in the kitchen for about 30 minutes, then I call him to the table when it’s time to eat. For all he knows, I had already placed the empty boxes in the recycle bin. Silly man.
Hamburger Helper Style Skillet Lasagna is installment seven of the Hamburger Helper Style Meals. So quick, so convenient and always a hit with my guys. Like the previous Hamburger Helper from scratch recipes, this makes a great gift – be it for a new mom, your college dorm gang or a busy care-giver. Simply put the pastas into a large bag or jar, and the seasoning package into a small sandwich bag. Tuck the seasoning package into the large bag or jar of pasta along with the instructions and a personal note. These store well in the pantry, only requiring the “fresh” ingredients and there you have it – a one skillet supper. You could even include the can of tomatoes if you like.
Hamburger Helper Style Skillet Lasagna
Ingredients – Seasoning Package
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1 Tablespoon Italian Seasonings
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
½ Teaspoon Sugar (optional)
In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the seasoning package.
Set aside until ready to use.
Ingredients – Skillet Lasagna
1 lb Lean Ground Beef (or Turkey)
1-2 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 ¼ Cups HOT water
½ Cup Milk
1 Cup Stewed or diced Canned Tomatoes, Italian style
1 ½ Cups Small Egg Noodles
¾ Cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and garlic together. Drain well.
While meat is browning, mix together Seasoning Package (Recipe Below).
Add water, milk, tomatoes and pasta. Bring to a boil. Stir in seasoning package. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 12-15 minutes or until liquid has evaporated and noodles are tender.
Stir in the Mozzarella cheese, cover and simmer a few minutes more to allow cheese to melt.
Remove from heat, uncover, sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese and allow to sit for 5 minutes for sauce to thicken.
Links to other popular Hamburger Helper Style Suppers: