Busy Mom's Homemade Helper

This is the first installment in a new series of recipes for the Busy Mom! 

Now, these recipes are all ones that can be done in under an hour. Actually, most will be done in 30mins! My Nana (my grandmother) was the queen of whipping up some pretty tasty dishes with whatever meat, veggie, or canned good that was available in the kitchen. She was defnitely able to make something out of nothing and quickly for a hungry bunch! Of course this ability also fell upon my mother, who is the queen of stir-frying and skillets! She can whip up some awesome dishes just like my grandma. Since both of them were on a budget much like my own, I learned to take yesterday's leftovers and make them into a new, tasty meal for my family as well! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! 

Here is my first recipe!  First off, I admit it...I'm guilty! I used to love Hamburger Helper! I know it's an easy thing to grab at the grocery store when you are short on time to make dinner for your family, but cheaper isn't always better.

Here is a quick and easy recipe that I make at home in 30mins! This recipe is much like the Hamburger Helper recipes that include a ground meat and pasta.

Yellow Onion, diced
Garlic, diced
1lb ground turkey
1bag egg noodles
1-2cans cream of mushroom soup

I usually have 2 pots going at one time.

In A Pot:
  1. In a pot boil water to cook noodles. 
  2. When the water in the pot comes to a full boil, add noodles, and cook as desired. 
  3. Once fully cooked, dain, and set aside.

In a Pan:
  1. In another pan, add onions and garlic with a tablespoon of oil. I prefer to use grapeseed oil. Stir frequently and simmer until the ingredients carmelize.
  2. Stir in ground turkey combining with onions and garlic. Cook thoroughly.
  3. Add 1 can of cream of mushroom soup per pound of ground meat. I do not add water as the mixture has produced it's own juices. Stir until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  4. Add in cooked noodles and mix together. 
We usually add a salad and some garlic bread on the side! Dinner is served! 

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