Tonight, I decided to make hamburger helper, but with a little variation.
In addition to the ingredients on the back of the box, I swapped out 1/2 a pound of Italian sausage to make it 1/2 sausage and 1/2 lean ground beef instead of the standard 1 lb ground beef.
I also added in a cup of diced onions .
First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Brown the sausage/ground beef mixture in a skillet.
Add Onions at the end.
Boil the water and add the noodles per the directions on the box. Tonight I used the 20% more classic beef pasta by Hamburger Helper because it was on sale. I usually buy the Market Basket version.
Measure 1 1/3 cups of milk and blend in the seasoning
After pasta is cooked halfway or for 5 minutes and most of the water has evaporated, add the beef and seasoning/milk mixture.
Bring to a boil and let it simmer uncovered for 5 minutes, stir occasionally.
After its cooked, place in a deep casserole dish. Sprinkled fresh shaved Parmesean cheese and French's Fried Onion. Place in oven for 5 minutes.
Cut up a handful of parsley (not to be confused with cilantro) for garnish