Homemade Hamburger Helper has become a family favorite, and it’s easy to whip up too!
How many of you have purchased a cardboard box with pasta and a “seasoning mix” hoping for a quick but wholesome meal? I think we might all be able to raise our hands. I bought them in my early 20’s even though I was already an experienced cook. I look back now and I can’t really understand why I did, but I think the convenience allured me.
The oncept is pretty fabulous – brown some meat, pour in water, milk, seasoning, and pasta. Twenty minutes later you have dinner. Plus they come in so many different flavors. Have you read the ingredients though? It includes ingredients such as: enriched macaroni, modified whey, vegetable oil, sodium phosphate, and anti-caking agents. I think we can do better than that!
In this recipe, I used whole food ingredients including butter, raw cheese, Jovial rice pasta, onion, ground beef, paprika, sea salt, sour cream and some arrowroot to create the creamy sauce.
Last week I was working on recipes that are healthier than the boxed versions and can still be on the table in 25 minutes. The first one I came up with is this Homemade Hamburger Helper.
It was a huge hit with the kids, they ate every last piece of pasta left in the pot. It’s a great meal for those hurried nights when you want to get something on the table without all the fuss.
Make a quick salad while the pasta’s cooking then scoop ladles full in bowls and top with a dollop of sour cream. Dinner. Done.