I am not sure if hamburger helper is still around. Since its not gluten free I have not looked for it in years but in college it was my go-to meal. Easy to put together and impossible to mess up. The other-day I looked into my refrigerator and I had a ton of extra gluten free macaroni leftover. I instantly was craving hamburger helper. My version is low fat and packed with veggies.
5 Cups Cooked Gluten Free Macaroni
1 Family Size Package of the Frozen Low Fat Cheese Sauce mixed Veggies or Broccoli in microwavable steamer bag
1/3 Cup Tomato Sauce
1/2 Pound Lean Ground Beef
1/2 Cup Diced Onion
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
2 tsp Garlic Powder
Start by browning onion in a large sauce pan. Once the onion begins to become translucent, add ground meat and continue to cook until meat is no longer pink. While meat is cooking heat veggies in bag as instructed on package. Return to meat and add tomato sauce, salt, pepper and garlic and mix together. Cook over low heat for a few more minutes or until liquid is almost gone. Now, toss in pasta and mix gently. Turn off the flame. Finally, add all the veggie’s and cheese sauce from the bag and mix to combine.
Serve hot with grated cheese. Enjoy!!!