Hamburger helper reminds me of babysitting when I was a teenager. Its a crowd pleaser, even for small children, and easy enough for a teenager to prepare. Well who knew it was just as easy to prepare without the pre-packaged box of ingredients?
- 1-1/4 lb lean ground turkey
- 2 T olive oil
- 2 1/2 cups fat-free milk
- 1 1/2 cups hot water
- 2 cups dry farfalle pasta Whole grain
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mexican cheese blend
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned, breaking meat apart with a wooden spoon while it cooks.
- Add the milk, water, pasta, cornstarch, and spices; stir to combine. Bring to a boil and turn the heat down to low and simmer. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente. Add the cheese and stir to combine. Serve immediately
Question: Did you eat hamburger helper growing up as a kid?