Easy Homemade Hamburger Helper Italian & Taco (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

Easy to make homemade hamburger helper made two ways! Italian and Taco! Both are one-pot dinners, gluten-free, and dairy-free! On plan with Trim Healthy Mama!

A large serving platter of easy homemade hamburger helper - Italian version

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Easy one pot dinner of easy homemade hamburger helper - Taco version

Years ago, I would use a lot of boxed mixes. They were easy and there was usually coupons for them making this type of meal very inexpensive.

One day when I was having my daughters help me with supper I told them to just read the box to know how to make it. It hit me that day, that I needed to teach them more about cooking with real ingredients and not just purchased mixes.

Later when we had to switch to eating gluten and dairy free it was a blessing that we had already begun cooking with whole foods as it made the transition easier. Don’t get me wrong, it was still hard, but I think overall it helped that transition to make more sense.

These two easy homemade hamburger helper variations are so easy to make! Yes, it does called for a couple of packaged short cuts, but they are still healthy options to make supper come together quickly and inexpensively!

One ingredient you might not be used to using is nutritional yeast. It’s fairly inexpensive and gives food a wonderful cheesy flavor. I use it in a lot of my recipes. It’s also a good source of B vitamins.

If you are following Trim Healthy Mama these meals are an S. If you prefer you can rinse the ground beef with hot water and they would be an FP meal.

 

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Easy Homemade Hamburger Helper Italian (Gluten-free & Dairy-free)

Italian Homemade Hamburger Helper in serving bowl.

Delicious and easy to make supper loaded with veggies. Uses only one pot!

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: One pot/stove top

Ingredients

1 lb. ground beef, grass-fed is possible
1 16 oz. bag of coleslaw
1 zucchini, chopped (small to medium size – around 2 cups)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 24 oz. jar spaghetti sauce (gluten-free and sugar-free)
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

1. Brown ground beef in large skillet or dutch oven.

2. While the beef is cooking, chop the onion and zucchini.

3. Drain off any excess grease from the beef.

4. Add in all the rest of the ingredients and stir. Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Enjoy!

Notes

If you are following Trim Healthy Mama this is an S. If you prefer you can rinse the ground beef with hot water and make it an FP meal.

 

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Easy Homemade Hamburger Helper Taco (Gluten-free & Dairy-free)

Easy Healthy Hamburger Helper Taco Recipe that is gluten and dairy free.

Delicious and easy to make supper loaded with veggies. Uses only one pot!

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: One pot/stove top

Ingredients

1 lb. ground beef, grass fed is possible
1 16 oz bag of coleslaw
1 zucchini, chopped, small to medium (around 2 cups)
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 cups salsa (gluten-free and sugar-free)
1 cup water
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

1. Brown ground beef in large skillet or dutch oven.

2. While the beef is cooking, chop the onion and zucchini.

3. After the beef is browned drain off any excess grease.

4. Add in the rest of ingredients and stir. Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Enjoy!

Notes

If you are following Trim Healthy Mama this is an S. If you prefer you can rinse the ground beef with hot water and it would be an FP meal.

I hope you enjoy these quick and easy meals!

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2 Easy to make meals with ground beef.

Easy to make hamburger helper meals in two variations.

 

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6 Comments
  1. Sasha

    The Italian “hamburger helper” is a new family favorite!
    So easy and so tasty! Can’t wait to try the taco one!
    Thank you so much!

  2. Trying this tonight!!! I have everything for the Italian version and am so excited for supper!

  3. I made the Italian version last night and loved it. I was surprised, especially since it had no cheese in it. 🙂 Yay!!! Thanks for the recipes.

    • MamaShire (Author)

      Your welcome! And I’m so glad you loved it!

  4. Cheryl G

    I just made both of these and they look (and taste) delicious. Can’t wait to enjoy them all week. Wish I knew how to do pics in here.

    • MamaShire (Author)

      That’s so great! Enjoy!

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