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One Pot Hamburger Helper

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Back to school time has never been tastier. This simple but tasty dish is the perfect comfort food for these hectic back to school days!


1 lb of elbow macaroni

1 roll of Lightlife Ground meat

½ onion, diced

2 cups of Follow Your Heart Cheddar Shreds

1 14.5 can of diced tomatoes

2-3 cups plant based milk ( I used almond)

1.5 cups of water

2 beefless cubes/seasoning

1 tbl Dried Italian seasoning

1 tsp Garlic salt

½-1 cup ketchup

1 tbl butter

Parsley for garnish

Oil for frying


In a large frying pan add oil and heat over medium high

Add in your onions and cook until translucent

Add in your light life ground meat

Cook for 10 minutes, using a spatula to crumble while cooking

(You may need to add more oil to keep from sticking)

Season with Italian seasoning

Remove when browned and crumbled

In same pan add your butter, scraping bottom to remove residue

When melted, add in your milk, water and beefless cubes

Stir to melt beefless cubes

When brought to a boil add in your canned tomatoes and noodles

Cook until tender (you may need to add in more milke or water if it drys up too fast)

(Keep in mind you will not be draining the water)

Once tender add in your beef, mix well

Add in your cheese and mix well

Stir in your ketchup, starting with 1.2 cup and mix well

Add more if desired

Season with salt and pepper

Serve and enjoy


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