Chop soaked chickpeas in a food processor until you get a nice crumble.
Saute onion with broth or oil until it gets translucent. Add the rest of the meaty crumble ingredients and mix well.
Cook over low heat for about 15-20 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated and the beans are cooked, stirring often. Watch closely because the beans can stick, especially if not using oil. If they begin to stick, lower heat and continue to mix.
Once done, add cheese sauce and mix well. You can add less or more cheese sauce to make it as cheesy as you prefer. I added 1 1/2 cups
Meanwhile, cook your favorite pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse, then add to the hamburger cheese mix. Stir to incorporate, plate and serve fresh!
The cheese sauce recipe makes 4 cups. Save the leftovers for another use, such as nachos, plain macaroni and cheese, a dip for veggies, cheese fries, etc. It also freezes well.
Tips to prep ahead:
Make cheese sauce. Soak chickpeas.
Baby/toddler food idea:
Best kid food ever. Overcook pasta for young baby and mash well.
Vegan Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Vitamin A 34125IU683%
Vitamin C 28.8mg35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.