Secret Ingredient Four Cheese Lasagna

The secret ingredient in this lasagna skillet? Carrots! Your kids will never know you put a can of pureed carrots into the sauce.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 5

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 1/4
cups hot water
1 3/4
cups milk
1
box Hamburger Helper™ four cheese lasagna
1
can (14.5 oz) sliced carrots, drained
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

  • 1 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until brown; drain.
  • 2 Stir in hot water, milk, sauce mix and uncooked pasta. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender. Remove from heat; uncover.
  • 3 In food processor, place carrots. Cover; process until smooth. Stir processed carrots into pasta mixture. Sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

Try adding 1 cup canned pumpkin puree or pureed sweet potatoes in place of the carrots.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
1100mg
1100%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
150%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.