Low Carb Lamburger Helper



One-pot convenience meals like Hamburger Helper can be time-savers for busy families, but all that pasta doesn’t make them the healthiest choice. Thankfully, zucchini noodles are simple to make and are a great healthy stand in for pasta. Toss them with some sautéed ground meat like lamb or beef and you’ve got a much healthier, low carb “Helper” on your plate.

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Low Carb Lamburger Helper


  • 1 lb ground lamb (can sub ground beef)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 medium zucchini, spiralized or julienned
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add ground lamb to a large skillet over medium heat, breaking up any clumps with the back of a wooden spoon.
  2. Sprinkle with cumin, oregano, salt and pepper and sauté until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove lamb to a plate or bowl, leaving drippings in pan.
  3. Add butter to pan. When melted, add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add zucchini noodles to pan and sauté until just softened, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add lamb back into pan and toss with noodles. Sprinkle with feta and any additional salt and pepper.

Yield: 4

Cholesterol: 106mg

Food energy: 436 kcal

Total fat: 31.49g

Calories from fat: 283

Carbohydrate: 8.68g

Protein per serving: 24.41g

Total dietary fiber: 2.48g

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