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Vegan Hamburger Helper

Vegan Hamburger Helper Make our dairy-free, vegan hamburger helper recipe; it’s just like the box Hamburger Helper of your childhood, but vegan! This dish is easy to make and comes together in 30 minutes. 

A serving of vegan hamburger helper.

If you grew up in the United States, there is a good chance Hamburger Helper was a staple in your home. No meat and no dairy- Hamburger Helper has never tasted this good!

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • Pasta: Change it up depending on what you have in the pantry. If you want a recommendation, elbow and rotini pasta has never steered me wrong.
  • Olive Oil: I prefer olive oil, but coconut oil or vegan butter works well in this recipe.
  • Onion: The onion infuses with mushrooms and garlic for added flavor.
  • Garlic: I suggest using four cloves, but don’t let my recipe tell you how much garlic to use – measure with your heart.
  • Mushrooms: Since mushrooms are the star of this dish, I like using a variety of mushrooms for more nutritional value; my favorite combination is oyster, shiitake, and white mushrooms. Feel free to mix them or use one of your favorites.
  • Spices: I love the combination of parsley, salt, pepper, white pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to flavor our vegan hamburger helper.
  • Vegetable Broth: Add vegetable broth or Vegetable Better than Bouillon to increase the richness and create the perfect consistency.
  • Coconut Milk: What would Hamburger Helper be without its creaminess; we do this by using coconut milk.
  • Nutritional Yeast: Nutritional yeast replaces cheese in this recipe while adding protein. You’ll love the sweet nuttiness that nutritional yeast provides.

HOW TO MAKE VEGAN HAMBURGER HELPER

Cook one package of noodles in a saucepan according to the package and set it aside.

Warm olive oil in a saute pan. Then, add the onions and cook until they become translucent and soften. Then, add garlic and cook until aromatic.

Saute onions in a pan.

Add the mushrooms and cook until heated through and caramelized, for about 10 minutes. Drain excess liquid if necessary.

Add the mushrooms to saute.

Stir parsley, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder; cook for another minute.

Spices added to the mushroom mixture in the saute pan.

Pour in the coconut milk and nutritional yeast bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Cook for 5 minutes.

Coconut milk and vegetable broth added to the mushroom mixture in the saute pan.

Reduce the heat, and stir in the reserved noodles.

Noodles added to the mushroom mixture in the saute pan.

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SERVING SUGGESTIONS 

WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVERS 

  • FRIDGE – Store leftovers in an airtight container; they will keep for 3-5 days.
  • REHEAT –   Warm leftovers in a microwave or stove, whichever you prefer.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

Can Hamburger Helper be made without meat?

Make this recipe, and you be the judge. But to answer the question, yes. You can make a box Hamburger Helper or a homemade hamburger helper without meat. I love using finely diced mushrooms as my source of protein for this dish, but some other options are meatless “ground,” tofu, or even lentils.

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Vegan Hamburger Helper

Tressa Jamil
Make our dairy-free, vegan hamburger helper recipe; it's just like the box Hamburger Helper of your childhood, but vegan! This dish comes together in 30 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 281 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package noodles (elbow, rotini)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, dried
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper, coarse ground
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 can coconut milk,
  • ¾ cup nutritional yeast

Instructions
 

  • Cook one package of noodles in a saucepan according to the package and set it aside.
  • Warm olive oil in a saute pan. Then, add the onions and cook until they become translucent and soften. Then, add garlic and cook until aromatic.
  • Add the mushrooms and cook until heated through and caramelized, for about 10 minutes. Drain excess liquid if necessary.
  • Stir parsley, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder; cook for another minute.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and nutritional yeast bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat, and stir in the reserved noodles.

Notes

Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 ServingCalories: 281kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 14gFat: 4gSodium: 673mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4g
Keyword Vegan Hamburger Helper
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