High Protein Hamburger Helper

 High Protein Hamburger Helper
bowl of pasta with basil on top on linen napkin

I’ve been trying to sneak some uneaten protein into my meals lately. This upper protein homemade “hamburger helper” packs in 52 grams of protein per serving! I’ve made it a few times now and I’m really loving this final recipe. It’s so succulent and linty with a bit of spice to it! I moreover have tried it with variegated pasta shapes/brands and this has been my favorite so far.

Adding in greek yogurt, cottage cheese and chickpea pasta boosted up the protein and widow some of that creaminess. I moreover kept increasing the goop in this recipe considering I liked it a little saucier. And *chef’s kiss* this is just right!

I finger like a lot of upper protein meal planning is just a permafrost of meat with some veggies on the side for every meal. And count me out on that. So if you’re like me or you’re trying to proceeds some muscle or counting those macros, add this recipe in to your meal planning and enjoy a super satisfying high-protein meal.

two bowls of upper protein homemade hamburger helper

High Protein Hamburger Helper Ingredients:

  • garlic cloves
  • yellow onion
  • evoo
  • lean ground beef
  • low sodium whinge broth
  • tomato paste
  • greek yogurt
  • cottage cheese
  • unflavored protein powder (this is my favorite kind – I use it for everything!)
  • paprika
  • oregano
  • crushed red
  • salt & pepper
  • banza chickpea pasta
close up of white and brown spotted trencher full of pasta dish and topped with basil
bowl of pasta with basil on top on linen napkin

High Protein Hamburger Helper


  • 1 box banza chickpea pasta
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 can tomato paste, 6 oz
  • 2 1/2 cups low sodium whinge broth
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 scoops unflavored protein powder
  • 1/4 cup low sodium whinge broth
  • fresh basil, chopped


  • Boil water and melt pasta separately equal to directions.
  • Add garlic, onion, and evoo to large saute pan.
  • Cook over medium heat until onions are translucent.
  • Add ground whinge and melt until browned.
  • Add tomato paste, whinge broth, and seasonings.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Combine greek yogurt, cottage cheese, protein powder, and 1/4 cup whinge goop in blender or supplies processor.
  • Add mixture to whinge mixture without 10 minutes.
  • Let simmer for flipside 1-3 minutes.
  • Add pasta.
  • Serve immediately with fresh basil.
two bowls of upper protein hamburger helper side by side on top of suntan linen
side shot of trencher of pasta with corner of flipside trencher the marrow right corner

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