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It’s National Hamburger month! This time, we are celebrating it with a childhood favorite of mine that is convenient, full of flavor and ready in just a few minutes.

This week was a tough one, because summer is right around the corner, it’s ironic that we are just as busy as those weeks leading up to the first day of school. Now, it’s all about signing up for summer camps, preparing long reading lists and finding new ways to keep the kids busy during these warm days. Summer is supposed to be a relaxing time, am I right? Sigh.

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Needless to say, our creativity as cooks needs to be at 100% in coming up with a variety of meals that will keep the kids enticed. The refrigerator and pantry must be continually stocked because the older they get, the bigger their appetite gets.

When we are short on time, running around in between camps and summer school, I always keep a supply of Hamburger Helper® meals in my pantry. They come in handy when we just can’t wait for a slow cooked meal.

Lasagna is one of our favorite family comfort food meals. The dish is laborious and takes hours to prepare. What’s the next best thing? Hamburger Helper’s® version of a cheesy lasagna. All you need is lean ground beef and milk. The Hamburger Helper® meals come with portioned out pasta and a packet of seasoning for a fuss-free family meal, ready in just a few minutes.

Because we were in such a big rush this week, I downloaded my Ibotta coupon, headed off to Walmart and stocked up on Hamburger Helper®. With their excellent variety, I purchased one of each for those days when it’s impossible to be in the kitchen for long periods of time.

Our choice for the day:

Four Cheese Lasagna with Broccoli Florets

Serves 4

1 (5.5 ounce) package Hamburger Helper® Four Cheese lasagna
Package calls for:
1 pound lean ground beef
1 ¼ cups water
1 ¾ cup milk

add ons:

1 ½ cups frozen broccoli florets

Instructions

Brown beef in a 10-inch skillet; drain.

Stir in hot water, milk, Sauce Mix and Pasta. Heat to boiling.

Reduce heat. Stir in broccoli florets, cover; simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until pasta is tender. Remove from heat. Let cool 5 minutes and serve.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hamburger Helper® . The opinions and text are all mine.

Ericka Sanchez

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