If you grew up on Hamburger Helper, this bowl of deliciousness is for you.
Behold: Tempeh Helper!
It’s a variation of Isa’s recipe from Tempeh Helper. The oven mitt hand man is totally creepy.. If you don’t have the cookbook (umm, why not??!) she’s got a similar version posted on her web site – just minus out the chili powder:
I can’t promise that this version is as light on calories as hers, but it’s a bit more satisfying. I say this only because vegan cheeze sauces are notoriously thin and less-than-cheezy, and since the advent ofvegan cheese, there’s just no reason not to indulge.
So my version used Isa’s seasoning mix and recipes for the pasta and tempeh, combined with Mama Pea’s use of silken tofu and for the cheese sauce.
It’s a perfect throwback to Hamburger Helper, and hit a huge vibe in the Comfort Food category. Definitely a winner. This recipe could easily be bulked up with some broccoli or romanesco cauliflower (my new obsession).
In fact, writing this post might induce me to make this recipe again for dinner tonight!