Thursday, August 15, 2013

No Yucky Ingredients - Hamburger Helper

Our household loves pasta with cream sauces, but I am not a big fan of the canned creamed soups due to all the extra additives, hydrogenated oils, etc. Though often pushed to the last minute for getting dinner started, I thought I'd give it a go once more.

Here is what I threw together...

Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in the pan and whisk in equal amounts of wheat flour, until a paste forms. Begin whisking in 2 cups of milk and once it begins to bubble, add a teaspoon or two of the Better Than Bouillon. Season to your preference with salt, pepper and parsley. That's all I do for my white sauce.

I mix this in with my browned, ground beef and pasta. For veggies and greens I threw in a handful or two of spinach and some sauteed summer squash. This dish is ready to be served to the young men clamoring around the kitchen.

Of course I always want to fancy up my own plate hamburger helper, by adding sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms and extra spinach. Let them say what they will - it's good!!

It is not always convenient to whip up my own cream sauce, but I know we are better off without the yucky ingredients in the can. Do you have a cream sauce recipe you could share?


  1. thanks for that... I can easily do that....but I'm lazy! lol P.S. that milk jug says "not for human consumption"?????..... :)

  2. I'm with you on the lazy, which is another reason why we don't have it much. The boys asked me the same thing about the milk the other day! I had to explain that Georgia only permits the selling of raw milk for pet consumption.


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