Wannabe Healthy Homemade Hamburger Helper with Ground Turkey, White Button Mushrooms & Fresh Thyme

What a random thing to want right? Hamburger helper?! I think I've had it like 3 times in my life and it's not something my mom grew up making but for some reason I've had a hankering for it and I think it's this snowy cold weather. Of course, I wanted to sub out the ground beef for ground turkey and wanted to clean up the rest of the ingredients the best I could, based on stuff I had on hand, and what I came up with TOTALLY worked. I can't wait to play with more variations but for now, this one hit the spot! What I used:

How To:

  1. In a large pan, brown the ground turkey over high heat with a liberal drizzle of oil and 1/2 tsp of salt.
  2. When the turkey is browned, remove with a spoon and set aside while you add a little more oil and saute the onion, mushrooms in the pan until brown. Then add back in the ground turkey, as well as the additional salt, pepper, Worcestershire, thyme, & cream of mushroom soup.
  3. Bring to a simmer and continue stirring, making sure to get all of the good golden bits on the side of the pan.
  4. While simmering, cook the pasta per the instructions, drain and add to the pot. Give it a stir then serve as is or with a handful of chopped parsley. I ate this along with a fresh spinach salad and it was perfection!