Some people are very opposed to convenience foods such as Hamburger Helper. While I suppose in general I have turned into such a person, I do think that those types of products have their place. Obviously they are convenient, but they can also be a starting point for someone who knows absolutely nothing about cooking to slowly learning that they are capable of making something edible. I certainly ate my fair share of Hamburger Helper growing up and during college and you know, it really doesn’t taste all that bad. My culinary interests clearly have grown far beyond the boxed food realm, but every once in a while I crave the old childhood favorite. Now that I tend to avoid most processed foods though, I opt for this homemade version instead. With multi-grain pasta, ground turkey and homemade taco seasoning, this is a much healthier copycat that tastes better than the boxed version. I made a few minor changes to add a bit more flavor, and I also reduced the liquid a bit to thicken the sauce. This is a great meal that is bound to be a crowd-pleaser.