Homemade healthy Hamburger Helper

Homemade Hamburger Helper - Gluten & Dairy Free

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minute gluten free dinner, gluten free hamburger helper, homemade hamburger helper, real food hamburger helper
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 406 kcal
Author Tessa the Domestic Diva


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste for extra umami = flavor, optional, my husband and I added hot chili sauce as well.
  • 1 1/2 cup milk (Use unsweetened; coconut or almond are my favorites.
  • 1 1/2 cup beef broth (I use my own homemade beef bone broth for added nutrition benefits
  • 2 1/3 cups gluten free noodles I use Trader Joes Brown Rice Spirals, or Tinkiyada.
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese I used Daiya Cheddar Shreds
  • 1-2 teaspoons gluten-free Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat a large skillet with a tight fitting lid over medium heat (my cast iron pan is my absolute favorite and what I use 99% of the time for all my stove top cooking!).
  2. Add in your ground beef and diced onion, brown.
  3. Add in all the spices.
  4. Stir in the liquids and noodles.
  5. Bring to a gentle simmer, cover, and turn the heat to low.
  6. Simmer about 10-15 minutes until the noodles are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  7. Remove from the heat, vent the lid, and let rest to absorb the remaining liquid for about 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in the cheese and Worcestershire, taste, add more salt if necessary, enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Hamburger Helper - Gluten & Dairy Free
Amount Per Serving
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 847mg37%
Potassium 416mg12%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 233mg23%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.