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One-Pot Vegan Hamburger Helper (Cheeseburger Pasta)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

Hamburger Helper has never tasted so good! This homemade, vegan version is full-of-flavor, hearty, and down-right delicious. It’s simple to make and requires just one pot and about 30 minutes!


Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 lb. Kroger Emerge Grinds (vegan ground beef alternative)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups warm Simple Truth unsweetened almond milk (or unsweetened milk of your choice)
  • 1 1/2 cups warm vegan beef broth (see notes; we use this brand or you can use vegetable broth)
  • 2 cups Simple Truth rotini pasta (or pasta of your choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups of shredded vegan cheddar cheese (or vegan cheese of your choice)
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add in the oil, onions and garlic. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the onions have softened and the garlic is fragrant.
  2. Add in the emerge grinds  (vegan ground beef alternative) and break them up with your cooking utensil. Cook, stirring often, for about 6 minutes. Drain any excess fat in the pan if needed.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch, oregano, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper until uniform. Sprinkle the mixture over the mixture in the pan and stir well to distribute.
  4. Mix in the almond milk, broth and pasta, and bring everything to a boil. Once boiling, cover with a lid, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente. Remove from heat. Keep in mind that it will thicken as it cools.
  5. Sprinkle the shredded vegan cheese over the cooked pasta and stir until it has melted through.
  6. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley as desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you want to take this to the next level, replace 1/2 cup of the vegetable broth with 1/2 cup of tomato sauce.
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Category: Entree, Pasta
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Entree, Pasta, Hamburger Helper, Cheeseburger, Stovetop, 30 Minute, Vegan