Skillet Lasagna - A better way to make Hamburger Helper.
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Skillet Lasagna - A Better Hamburger Helper

You can make a flavorful homemade hamburger helper in no time at all.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Casserole Recipes, Skillet Lasanga
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 277kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1/2 pound ground Italian sausage or ground beef
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 14.5 ounce chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning blend
  • 8 ounces lasagna noodles or other type of pasta
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese


  • In a large skillet brown meat, add chopped onion and chopped garlic to skillet. Cook over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink. Add tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, 1 cup of water, Italian seasonings, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Break up pasta and toss into the skillet. Cook for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, or until the pasta cooks. If the liquid cooks out, you may need to add an additional 1/4 to 1//2 cup of water. Add ricotta cheese. Stir in cheese if desired. You can top with additional cheese.


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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