Homemade Hamburger Helper

I might want to begin this post by expressing that I have never made or eaten (that I review) Hamburger Helper. Ever. My better half, then again worships his salty boxed first love and inquires as to whether I’d make it for him. We’ve been hitched for more than 12 years and today… .he got his desire.

All things considered, kind of. You know me, I despise boxes and handled nourishment, so I made it without any preparation a-roo. You know what, there’s nothing more needed than as long to make it without any preparation as it does to make it from a handled box? That’s right, genuine stuff. Best part… .you get the chance to control the measure of salt. No tanks of water will be required in the wake of expending this supper and it will make your crate adoring spouse a glad kid. Possibly since I have him all lubed up with his preferred feast, I should slip in the “I need new ledges in the kitchen” plug? What do you think? 🙂 Ok, you’re likely right… how about we go make some Triple H.

Homemade Hamburger Helper

0 from 0 votes
Recipe by farmgirlgourmetCourse: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time


Total time



This Cheeseburger Casserole is a homemade Hamburger Helper recipe. One pot, 30 minutes!


  • 1 lb 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

  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray and add the ground beef. Brown until cooked through and no longer pink. Discard any fat. Add the pasta, milk, water, and spices and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and turn the heat down to simmer. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente. Add the cheese and stir to combine. Serve immediately.


More like this?

Follow us @cafemedi on Pinterest

Leave a Comment