Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe | Yummly

Homemade Hamburger Helper

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium38% DV910mg
    Fat51% DV33g
    Protein78% DV40g
    Carbs14% DV43g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories630Calories from Fat300
    Total Fat33g51%
    Saturated Fat16g80%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat300
    Total Carbohydrate43g14%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Elizabeth Miller a month ago
    Awesome! Quick and tasty will definitely make again.
    Christine Barringer 2 months ago
    Excellent recipe! I added more crushed red pepper flakes - 1 tablespoon. Delicious and very easy to make!
    Nicole Kotung 5 months ago
    It turned out great. Super easy and fast. It was a hit with the family.
    Taelyr Patton a year ago
    Delicious! So easy, quick and tasty!
    Traill a year ago
    Turned out great, hubby loved it, and although I didn't have a lot of Hamburger Helper growing up, thus DOES taste better than boxed.
    Jeremiah S. a year ago
    great recipe ive made it twice now and the damily loves it
    elie 2 years ago
    very affordable meal and my kids love it
    Bonnie Keating 2 years ago
    Very Good! I used 10 oz of egg noodles instead of pasta and I used only Mexican seasoning salt with the garlic powder and chili powder. I put in cold water and I did not premix the spices. I put the noodles in after it boiled and they only cook for 7 min. I thought it wasn’t going to thicken and then right before the noodles were done it was perfect. Added the cheese. Great recipe, so easy, even better than the ones with Campbell’s soup. My sons absolutely loved it. Thank you...
    s4ndy 2 years ago
    Love this recipe have made it so many times.. can be changed a little but here and there always turns out good. I use coconut milk and less spice so my baby can eat it too.
    Niki & Soo 2 years ago
    Ended up using more corn starch since it was still pretty watery. Husband and I decided we're never going back to regular mac & cheese ^^
    Reed 3 years ago
    From boil to simmer unfortunately it over boiled and lost a lot of fluid and seasonings so I’m not sure how that effected the taste a bit bland.
    Christy B. 3 years ago
    I laughed when I read this description because I have a box hamburger helper lovin' Texan too and wanted to find an alternative. This was four stars for us because it was missing something...that something for us was a hint of onion flavor. Next time I'll just brown some finely diced with the meat. I also found that the meat kept some noodles from being submerged so we had some uncooked among the rest despite stirring. Next time, I'll just pull the meat, add the liquids, spices and noodles, cook til al dente then add the meat back in to warm with the cheese before serving. Thanks for a quick and easy meal the kids and man love!
    Kandy S. 3 years ago
    Yummy, made it as is in crockpot,
    Karen 3 years ago
    Didn’t have all the spices but still easy and good better than boxed!
    Lady Sav 3 years ago
    very gud family loved it
    Stephanie Doucette 3 years ago
    LOVE this recipe! kids love it! It's my go-to recipe for a quick meal!
    Folkestad 3 years ago
    Followed the directions to a T . My family was not impressed. A bit too much spice for kids. Bad texture because the cheddar cheese curdling from the heat, even though it was at the simmer.
    Pedro H. 4 years ago
    Super simple and easy! Especially if you work late hours and still want to cook dinner for your partner! He loved it!
    Matthew B. 4 years ago
    It's good, just missing a little something I can't put my finger on would make again if I had the items on hand, wouldn't shop specifically for it