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One Pot Paleo Hamburger Helper

This One Pot Paleo Hamburger Helper is a healthier version of the childhood comfort food classic! It comes together in just 20 minutes and is sure to become a family favorite! This recipe is gluten free, grain free, and dairy free.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 483kcal
Author Mary Smith


  • 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • ½ onion diced
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 lb grassfed ground beef
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 3.5 cups chicken broth or beef broth
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1.5 boxes Jovial Foods grain free cassava elbows 12 oz total

"Cheese" Sauce

  • ¾ cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp nutritonal yeast
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup water


  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add in the onion, garlic, and ground beef. Saute for 5-7 minutes until the beef is mostly browned. Drain any excess fat.
  • Add in the diced tomatoes, broth, and spices. Stir and bring it to a boil, then add in the cassava pasta. Cook it for 10 minutes (or according to package directions if using another pasta), stirring frequently to prevent anything from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  • While the pasta is cooking, make the "cheese" sauce. Combine all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend on high for 30 seconds - 1 minute until very smooth and creamy. When the pasta is done, it may look like there is excess liquid in the pot. This is okay - it will thicken while standing! Stir in the "cheese" sauce and top with chopped parsley, if desired. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1561mg | Potassium: 710mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 4mg