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Lightened-Up Homemade Hamburger Helper - Ditch the boxed mix Hamburger Helper and make this easy, one-pot, healthier homemade version!

Lightened-Up Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Ditch the boxed Hamburger Helper and make this easy, one-pot, healthier homemade version!
Servings : 6 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 pound 99% Fat-Free Extra Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat/whole grain elbow macaroni (I use DeLallo)
  • 1 cup cubed vegan cheddar cheese (I use "Daiya")
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups almond milk (you can also use soy milk or regular milk)
  • 1/2 cup low sodium fat free chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet or a dutch oven.
  • Add onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add ground turkey and season with, chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until meat is browned; remove from heat and drain out the liquid.
  • Add pasta, cheese, flour, milk, chicken broth and worcestershire sauce to the prepared meat; stir to combine.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently; lower to a simmer and cover with a lid.
  • Continue to cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is thoroughly cooked.
  • Remove from heat and taste for seasonings; adjust accordingly.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 257 kcal | Carbohydrates: 18 g | Protein: 17 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 55 mg | Sodium: 439 mg | Potassium: 226 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 185 IU | Vitamin C: 1.8 mg | Calcium: 141 mg | Iron: 1.8 mg | Net Carbs: 17 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy beef recipe, ground beef recipes, weeknight dinner ideas