Homemade "Hamburger Helper"

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This gluten-free twist on the 70s classic makes for an easy dinner on a busy night. Ingredients

1lb gluten-free short cut pasta (I used Schar brand fusilli)

1lb ground beef, at least 80/20

8oz can tomato sauce

Shredded mozzarella or cheese of your choice

Salt and pepper

Olive oil (extra virgin or other)


Preheat oven to 425°

Cover bottom of saucepan with olive oil and brown beef in it. Do not drain beef.

In a separate pot, cook pasta ‘til al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain.

Pour just enough tomato sauce to cover bottom of baking dish. Add pasta, ground beef and remaining tomato sauce; stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle cheese on top.

Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serve with salad and your favorite gluten-free bread.