Walmart Meal Solutions: Poor Man's Lasagna

Today I am posting a quick and easy budget friendly meal. Walmart asked me to come up with a tasty low cost meal solution. I recently became a Walmart Mom, so from time to time you will see different Meal Solutions popping up on my site. I'm so excited to have been selected to be part of a pretty awesome group of Walmart Mom Bloggers.

If you're not familiar with Walmarts Meal Solutions here is a little bit of a run down. Walmart now makes it easy for you to pick up dinner for you family. Walmart stores nationwide have "Tonight's Menu" displays in the grocery and freezer section of you local Walmart. What does this meal? well now you can pick up everything you need to make a quick easy family pleasing meal.

No more running around the store trying to figure out what your going to make for dinner. Walmart makes it that easy by having all the ingredients ready for you to pick up. Every couple weeks Walmart will share featured products in their stores and meal solution that you can make with those specific products.

This is where some of the Walmart Moms come into the picture. We will highlight the meal solutions on each of our blogs. We will showcase the products, the cost of each one and then the featured meal solution for you to see. From time to time we will also show you how we put our own spin on a specific meal solution. It's all about showing you how to incorporate cost saving products to make easy family friendly meals.

Today's Meal Solution is Poor Mans Lasagna. This dish is just a simplified version of a traditional lasagna. If you're looking for a quick dish that you can have on the table in just about 30 minutes than this is the one. It's not only kid friendly but adult friendly as well. Pair this dish with a salad and hot french bread and you have meal for less than $10.

These are the Ingredients you will need:

2 - 7.25 oz Packages Great Value Macaroni & Cheese (.50 each)
1 - lb Ground Chuck or Sirloin ($3.28)
1 - Jar Spaghetti Sauce (use your favorite) (.99)
1 - 8 oz package Great Value Mozzarella Cheese (1.86)
1 - Loaf Bakery French Bread ($1) (not pictured)
1 - Ready Bagged Salad ($1.14) (not pictured)

Total Cost: $9.27

This dish was so easy to throw together. Just prepare the macaroni and cheese according to package directions. Brown and drain the ground beef and add to the prepared macaroni & cheese. Blend in the spaghetti sauce and pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Top with mozzarella cheese cover and bake. It's as easy as that.

Poor Mans Lasagna (Full Recipe)

2 - packages (7.25 oz) Great Value Macaroni & Cheese
1 - lb ground beef
1 - Jar Spaghetti Sauce (use your favorite)
1 - (8oz) package mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the macaroni and cheese according to package directions. While the macaroni is cooking, brown and drain the ground beef. Add the ground beef to the prepared macaroni and cheese. Mix in the spaghetti sauce and add to a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Top with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil sprayed with baking spray and bake for 25 minutes until heated through and bubbly.

Note:Here is another way to assemble the lasagna. Spoon half of the prepared macaroni and cheese into lightly greased 9 x 13 inch square baking dish. Add half of the spaghetti sauce and then the remaining macaroni and cheese. Add the rest of the spaghetti sauce and top with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes or until heated through and bubbly.

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This post is part of a series of making family meals easier with Walmarts Meal Solutions. Participation in this program is voluntary. Walmart has provided me with compensation and a gift card in return for this post. Opinions stated above are entirely my own. For more great Meal Solutions check out my fellow Walmart Moms.



Anonymous said…
Unsubscribing from your RSS feed. I understand sponsored posts, but I don't agree with your sponsor's treatment of female employees. Sorry.
that looks simple and fun...ill have to give it a try! thanks for sharing :)
Anonymous said…
I've been making that recipe since I found it several years ago on the Kraft Mac & Cheese website. We love it!
Mason Dixon Mom said…
Just found your site tonight and I love easy yummy food!
Unknown said…
This meal sounds great Tina! I am a big Walmart fan! My husband is a manager at the Walmart Distribution Center in our city and Walmart is the only place I grocery shop! Great food at great prices : )
Tina Butler said…
Hi Holly, I too am a big Walmart Shopper especially for groceries. I'm so glad that they have the meal solutions because it really helps out at dinner time.
Marcia said…
First visit here. I love down-home cooking, and feature old cookbook reviews on my blog every Friday. I'm your newest follower and would appreciate it if you would follow me:)
Anonymous said…
Hi Tina,

This looks like serious comfort food - YUM. My four kids would LOVE this.
Anonymous said…
Hi Tina,

Wow, I'm going cook this for my Lasanga lover. It's going to be a hit, I can tell!
Shea said…
What a GREAT idea!! Love it, great idea to feed my picky daughter (minus the meat)!! Thanks :)
Karin said…
I made this dish tonight!! I loved it and my kids loved it! I will make it again! Thanks so much. I love your site!
This looks like a great recipe. I just love lasagna!!
Lynn said…
Congratulations on becoming a Walmart Mom. This recipe looks nice and easy, which is always a good thing.
Lori said…
My husband an I have worked a combined 7 years for Walmart in the past and understand that they have their faults as do we all. I applaud this mother(Tina)for what she is doing, helping busy mothers with another option to get a warm, inexpensive meal on the table for their family, and also helping her family in the process. Don't tell me you wouldn't do the same. :)
(and she's not doing it anonymously)
Tina Butler said…
Thank you so much Lori for your nice comment. I have to agree with you. I am a loyal Walmart shopper and have been. I know I can get more for my dollar as well as low prices for groceries.

Every company has their faults and hopefully they will get that issue worked out. People will always have something to say and I understand that, but why do it anonymously? BTW I deleted the comment above this one because it just wasn't very nice.
Tina Butler said…
I have locked this post due to all the negative and ugly comments about Walmart.