Comfort food in a jar is what F calls this. It was a rather chilly rainy time in the camper.  We had to fire up the heater to take all the humidity from the air it was so damp.  The day was spent mostly indoors….that day I made my Soldier Cookies, remember?

Well, I had a little two-cup jar of Hamburger Helper mix that I made up a while ago just for such an occasion. Within minutes we had dinner on the table with very little effort.

That’s it! That’s all! Nothing fancy. Just pure comfort.

Thanks for stopping by for our one way chat my Galley Friends. Come back soon because a local follower and personal friend share a recipe with me that is the absolute perfect one for summer, grilling and picnics.  I had the chance to try hers recently first hand so am making it this week for us…and you all of course.

….peace and love…

Hamburger Helper Mix

Easy to make up and perfect on have on hand when you have no idea what to make for dinner. Instant comfort food. Add a crisp salad on the side and you’re are ready to dine in a matter of minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 572kcal


  • Two cup storage container
  • Saucepan


For the mix

  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups macaroni

Putting it together

  • 1 lb ground chicken minced beef, turkey or pork can be used
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables optional
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar


For the mix

  • Place all mix ingredients in a covered two-cup container…a small mason jar works perfectly

Putting it together

  • In a saucepan, brown ground meat. If the meat is very lean add a tablespoon of cooking oil to keep it from sticking
  • Add 1 cup of water and scrape any bits from the pan.
  • Add vegetables, pasta mix, two cups of milk and bring to a gentle boil, simmering until the pasta is cooked.
  • Remove from heat and add shredded cheese, stirring until incorporated. Serve hot.


Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 927mg | Potassium: 1100mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5594IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 387mg | Iron: 3mg

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