This Healthier Homemade Hamburger Helper is a delicious one-pot spin off on your favourite childhood meal – it's got extra veggies, too!
Step 1 In a large deep skillet, heat olive oil over med-high heat. Add onions and garlic, sauteeing for 2 minutes until fragrant.
Step 2 Add ground beef and cook until browned, another 2 min. Add celery and red pepper, sauteeing for another 2-3 min.
Step 3 Add dried basil, oregano, salt and pepper, sauteeing another 30 seconds before adding broth and diced tomatoes.
Step 4 Stir to combine, then add dry pasta and bring to a boil, cooking on medium heat and stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes until pasta is completely cooked and most of the liquid is absorbed.
Step 5 Stir in sour cream and cheese, then remove from heat. Top with parsley (optional), then serve and enjoy!
Storing and Reheating For leftover hamburger helper, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Once stored, it will last in the fridge for up to five days, making it a great meal prep recipe. To reheat, take a portion from the fridge and sprinkle some water overtop, then microwave for 2-3 minutes.
Freezing this Dish To freeze the leftover hamburger helper, divide the leftover food into individual-sized or family-sized portions. Separate it into portions to make for easier reheating. Place the portion into airtight freezer-safe containers or in freezer bags. Once in the freezer, the hamburger helper will keep in the freezer for up to three months.