Tonight for dinner I tried a recipe from the Six Sisters’ Stuff Blog. I don’t typically make recipes like this. I try not to make casseroles and this almost falls in the casserole category. But I wanted to make something that would easily double since I was bringing dinner to a family at church who just had a baby. I came across this recipe on Pinterest and it seemed easy enough.
When T.J. and I sat down to eat, T.J. said, “This is good, is it Hamburger Helper?”
[Insert face palm here.]
I hated to think that my dinner tasted like Hamburger Helper! I brought it to a family and I don’t want them to think I just whipped up one of those boxes. I guess HH isn’t really that bad. But when you make something homemade, you want it to count! Don’t you agree?
Anyway, we had a good laugh about the whole thing.
That being said, I really liked the dish. I don’t think I’ll make it on a regular basis, but it’s a perfect dish to make in large quantities. I modified the original recipe a bit, but you can find the original here.
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 (12 oz) package bow tie noodles (or any other kind of noodle), uncooked
- 1 (26 oz) jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce (I just made my own with tomato sauce and a bunch of seasonings)
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning (or more, make it to your taste)
- ½ cups Mozzarella cheese
- ½ cups fat free sour cream
Brown ground turkey in small pan. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions.
After noodles are cooked, drain and drizzle with olive oil. Mix in your spaghetti sauce.
Add your browned turkey, seasonings, cheese, and sour cream. Fold together and allow it all to combine and melt together, over low heat, for about 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Serve with a simple green salad and loaf of French bread and you have a quick and delicious meal!
Ha! I have this pinned too! I’m trying to get away from things like HH. MSG is so icky!!! If it tastes kind of like the HH version my kids will love it! Thanks for the review!
I love Six Sisters’ Stuff! This looks really good, and while it may be similar to HH, you know it’s not full of the junk. I love knowing exactly what’s in my dinners. If you had any leftover, was it a good next-day dish as well?
My husband actually requests Hamburger Helper from time to time (to which I say 1. GROSS and 2. is my cooking really that bad???) so I’ll have to try this for him!