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Homemade Hamburger Helper is a childhood favorite! A fad in the 1970s, this throwback recipe is full of nostalgia. The original cheeseburger casserole, boxed pasta with a seasoning packet, is a simple one pot meal. Still quick and easy to make, assemble this healthier version in 30 minutes!

Olive oil
Lean ground beef
Small onion
Garlic cloves
Paprika
Chili powder ( optional )
Cornstarch
Dried oregano
Sea Salt
Freshly-ground black pepper
Granulated sugar
Beef broth
Tomato sauce
Cellentani pasta or elbow macaroni
Sour cream
Medium cheddar cheese
Fresh Italian parsley

Turn a pound of ground beef into a one-pot meal for five with this easy Hamburger Helper recipe! Here's how to do it:

  • STEP 1: Heat olive oil in a skillet...

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Nutritions

Calories
0.0

Sodium
0.0mg
0% DV

Fat
0.0g
0% DV

Protein
0.0g
0% DV

Carbs
0.0g
0% DV

Fiber
0.0g
0% DV
Homemade Hamburger Helper is so much healthier than the boxed type. Make a delicious dinner in 30 minutes with this easy one-pot meal!

Healthy chicken piccata is super savory and deeply satisfying. This recipe features tender chicken breast, lemon, cherry tomatoes, artichokes, capers, and spinach. The colors, flavors and textures will have you dreaming of dinner all day long. This easy one-pot meal is ready to serve in 30 minutes!

Chicken breasts
All-purpose flour
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
Butter
Cherry tomatoes
Dried thyme
Cloves of garlic
Marinated artichoke hearts, drained
Lemons
Chardonnay wine
Chicken broth or chicken stock
Capers, drained and rinsed
Fresh spinach leaves, no stems
Fresh Italian parsley ( Optional )

Butterfly your chicken breasts and cut them in half. Place them between sheets of plastic wrap. Gently pound them with a meat pounder or with the back of a small pan until each piece...


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Nutritions

Calories
0.0

Sodium
0.0mg
0% DV

Fat
0.0g
0% DV

Protein
0.0g
0% DV

Carbs
0.0g
0% DV

Fiber
0.0g
0% DV
This lemon chicken piccata is filled with beautiful colors, flavors and textures. It's savory and delicious! Make this healthy one-pot meal in 30 minutes!
Photo by Erich Boenzli

I went shopping the other day and while I was looking around in the produce department, I got hit by a whiff of fresh basil...let's make a one pan pasta...

12 oz spaghetti
1 dry pint grape tomatoes, halved
3 large leaves of basil, roughly chopped
1 shallot, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp hot pepper flakes
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt, add more to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 anchovy
1 Knorr beef bouillon cube
4 c water - add more as needed
4 slices cooked bacon, cut into bits - optional
Parmigiano-Reggiano, freshly grated
4
Nutritions

Calories
628

Sodium
150mg
6% DV

Fat
23g
35% DV

Protein
19g
39% DV

Carbs
59g
20% DV

Fiber
11g
47% DV
Photo by Erich Boenzli

One of the most amazing things about this absolutely delicious one-pan chicken pasta dish is the consistency of the sauce.

2-4 chicken thighs, depending on size
12 oz pasta
4 c chicken stock - or 4 c water and two Knorr chicken bouillon cubes
1 Tbsp canola oil - or any neutral oil
1 tsp salt, plus salt to taste
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1 shallot, finely chopped
14 oz can of diced tomatoes - or 1 c chopped fresh tomatoes
1 c chopped vegetables - I found an asparagus in the garden
4 basil leaves, shredded - that's what they call chiffonade in fancy cookbook slang
2 oz shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano - or other hard cheese
2
Nutritions

Calories
968

Sodium
2310mg
96% DV

Fat
21g
33% DV

Protein
48g
96% DV

Carbs
139g
47% DV

Fiber
15g
62% DV
Photo by Erich Boenzli

This deliciously creamy one pan chicken and beans makes a delicious dinner. It's creating something with all of your senses.

https://maplewoodroad.com/food/one-pan-chicken-and-beans/

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, chopped
2 15-oz cans Great Northern Bean - or any other bean - drained and rinsed - mash half the beans with a fork or potato masher and set the other half aside
1 10-oz can diced tomatoes and green chili
4 oz cream cheese
1 c celery, chopped
1/2 c shallots or onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c parsley, chopped
1 c chicken stock, or more as needed
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper
4
Nutritions

Calories
254

Sodium
580mg
24% DV

Fat
15g
23% DV

Protein
13g
27% DV

Carbs
11g
3% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV
Photo by Erich Boenzli

Let's go butternuts...let's make a one-pan butternut squash risotto.

2 lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed in 1/4 inches
1 c Arborio rice
3 c chicken stock
1 shallot, peeled and chopped, about 1/2 cup
3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
3 c mushrooms, chopped
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp curry powder, optional
1 Tbsp sage, chopped
1 Tbsp parsley, chopped
3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt and pepper, each
4 main dishes (or 8 side dishes)
Nutritions

Calories
2737

Sodium
5155mg
214% DV

Fat
68g
104% DV

Protein
97g
194% DV

Carbs
434g
147% DV

Fiber
41g
164% DV

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