Let’s face it, Hamburger Helper was a staple growing up. Who didn’t love the convenience of opening up a box and almost everything being done. I even did this when my kids were small.
I think back now and realize that it may not have been the best choice I could have made. Now I wouldn’t even dream of making a boxed meal. Let alone the fact that my allergies wouldn’t permit it. It really doesn’t take much more time to make it from scratch and definitely tastes much better. You can make it a little different each time by switching up pastas and adding in different veggies.
Try this quick and easy meal tonight!
Homemade Hamburger Helper (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)
1 lb. ground beef, turkey or chicken
1 medium size onion-diced
1 clove garlic- minced
added veggies if desired *
2 tsp. mustard powder
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 sea salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 1/2 c. gluten free pene pasta (or desired pasta)
1 1/2 c. milk alternative (I use coconut milk)
2 c. water
1/2 c. goat cheese (or desired cheese)***** Check changes for dairy free
In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground meat. Stir in onions and added veggies if adding any, let cook for five minutes. Add in garlic, spices, water and milk. Stir thoroughly. Stir in pasta and cover. Cook for 11-13 minutes or until pasta is to desired texture. Add in crumbled goat cheese and stir thoroughly.
*You can add up to 2 cups of desired veggies if you would like, ex: zucchini, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.
***** To make completely dairy free, use 1/2 of Cashew Cream instead of goat cheese. Still a fantastic flavour!
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