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One-Pot Hamburger Helper

Hello Villagers.
I am so excited to share this week’s recipe with you. Growing up, my parents were on a pretty tight food budget. This led to a lot of soup and sandwiches, tuna mac, and of course Hamburger Helper. As a kid, I loved the Hamburger Helper; but as an adult, I am a little weary about using boxed meals. I set out to find a recipe that would bring back my childhood joy and came across this fantastic recipe at Countryside Cravings. 

 

Hamburger Helper Ingredients

This recipe is a big step up from the boxed stuff in regards to both flavor and health. Not to mention, it’s pretty comparable from a cost perspective – assuming you have many of the seasonings on hand. You’ll notice I made a few minor changes that worked for my family. We love having leftovers and my boys are both in growth spurts so I doubled the recipe. I also took out the cayenne pepper because my littlest ones don’t like any heat in their food (here’s hoping they come around one day). This is a great time to consider testing out whole grain pasta and add a little boost of fiber.

 

Hamburger Helper

 A big thank you to https://www.countrysidecravings.com/ for letting us feature their fabulous recipe!
Enjoy!

Jessica Barnes, PhD, RDN, LD

Dr. Jessica Barnes received her PhD in nutrition from Texas Woman's University. Her research focused on food preference development and creating materials to help preschoolers become familiar with healthy foods. She has worked with families and communities as a clinical and community Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

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