Hamburger Helper Convenience Without Preservatives

I have found that one of the ways to deal with lack of space to cook in my small kitchen is cooking meals with not too many ingredients. Hamburger Helper meals, I hate to admit, were some of those meals. I now emphasize the word were.

Since testing out the meals from the 30-day Tastefully Simple meal kit, I’ve discovered some recipes that are just as convenient as Hamburger Helper. One such recipe provided in the meal kit’s recipe book is Pasta Pizza Bake.

Making this recipe proved that one can cook a decent baked pasta dish in a small space without relying on convenience boxed meal kits like Hamburger Helper.

There is only one mix item used in this recipe. The Cheesy Pizza Warm Dip Mix can be purchased from Tastefully Simple. What sets this mix and other mixes apart from Hamburger Helper is that Tastefully Simple has rated this mix as a TSeatwell product.

What does a TSeatwell rating mean? It simply means that the product rated as such is free from artificial flavors, preservatives, colors, sweeteners and hydrogenated fats.

So, this means the Cheesy Pizza Warm Dip Mix is as real as the rest of the recipe’s ingredients like the real whole milk ricotta cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese, which makes this extra dairylicious!

I did tweak this recipe, using the farm’s homegrown and made ground beef instead of the turkey pepperoni and Italian turkey sausage or pork sausage the recipe lists.

This pasta dish can be served with garlic bread, but I would suggest zesting it up with Italian Garlic beer bread and green salad.

Want to find out more?

  • Contact me for the Italian Garlic beer bread recipe.
  • Find the Pizza Pasta Bake recipe here.
  • Shop for Tastefully Simple ingredients individually or as part of the 30-Meal Kit or Cozy Comfort Meal Kit which come with beautiful recipe booklets here.
  • Discover TS To You delivery service here.

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