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:
- 1 lb ground turkey thighs
- 1 package of white button mushrooms (diced) from my imperfect produce box
- 1 medium onion, diced also from my imperfect box
- 1 can Amy's Organic cream of mushroom soup
- 2 Tbsp The Wizard's Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 Tbsp fresh thyme (minced)
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 1/2 bag of Trader Joe's Quinoa & Brown Rice Fussili
- In a large pan, brown the ground turkey over high heat with a liberal drizzle of oil and 1/2 tsp of salt.
- 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.
- Bring to a simmer and continue stirring, making sure to get all of the good golden bits on the side of the pan.
- 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!