Healthy Hamburger Skillet

A Healthy, Whole Food approach to the popular Hamburger Helper
Course Main Course


  • 1 Lbs ground beef we've also used ground turkey with great success
  • 1 box elbow macaroni gluten free works well too
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced you can use garlic powder, according to taste
  • 1 tbsp real salt We use Redmond's, or pink Himalayan
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 can tomatoes, diced drained works well if there is too much juice.
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder to thicken, if needed or wanted
  • 1 cup raw cheddar cheese* skip if dairy-free
  • 1/2 – 1 cup heavy cream* use coconut milk or broth, if dairy-free – Ricotta works great too! 6oz or more.


  • Brown beef over medium heat.
  • Heat tomatoes, broth, and cream* in a saucepan.
  • As ground beef begins to turn, saute onion and garlic.
  • cook pasta according to instructions.
  • sprinkle arrowroot powder over the cooked ground beef and pour in tomatoes, and cream. or ricotta and tomatoes.
  • stir to ensure that the arrowroot powder is incorporated, set heat to low.
  • as it begins to thicken add in the paprika, oregano, pepper, and salt.
  • add in cooked pasta and stir in cheese.
  • serve hot.

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