Homemade Hamburger Helper

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This Homemade Hamburger Helper is easy to make and is packed with the flavor we all know and love! Pasta and ground beef are sautéed and covered in a creamy, cheesy sauce. With just a few tweaks, this easy homemade version is WAY better than the boxed kind.

This Homemade Hamburger Helper is packed with the flavor we all know and love! Pasta and ground beef covered in a creamy, cheesy sauce.

Homemade Hamburger Helper

This easy Homemade Hamburger Helper recipe is the flavor-packed, cheesy meal of your dreams! This is one of my kid’s favorite meals and I think the leftovers are DELISH!

This Homemade Hamburger Helper is packed with the flavor we all know and love! Pasta and ground beef covered in a creamy, cheesy sauce.

Not only is this one-pan dinner easy to make, but it also requires no fancy ingredients, is ready in 20 minutes, and is a meal the whole family will love!

Hamburger Helper Ingredients

Homemade Hamburger Helper Ingredients:

  • Ground beef
  • Water
  • Elbow macaroni pasta, uncooked
  • Can corn, drained
  • Cream style corn
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • Milk
How to Make Hamburger Helper

In a large, deep skillet, brown the ground beef until fully cooked. Then, drain the excess grease from the skillet. Since this is a 1 pan meal, it’s time to start adding the next ingredients to the cooked beef. So easy!

How to Make Hamburger Helper

Next, add water and macaroni to the pan. Turn the burner on high heat, bringing the mixture to a boil. The starch from uncooked noodles is the key to this recipe because it holds the hamburger helper all together.

How to Make Hamburger Helper

After that, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 6 minutes. You will want to stir it occasionally. This ensures that the noodles are cooked evenly in the skillet.

This Homemade Hamburger Helper is packed with the flavor we all know and love! Pasta and ground beef covered in a creamy, cheesy sauce.

Finally, add the remaining ingredients. Gently stir as the ingredients heat through. It should take about 3 minutes for the Velveeta cheese to melt, the soup to warm, and the corn to cook.

This Homemade Hamburger Helper is packed with the flavor we all know and love! Pasta and ground beef covered in a creamy, cheesy sauce.

Tips for Making Homemade Hamburger Helper:

  • Adjust Amount of Milk Used: This dish should be rich and creamy. If you need more milk for your pasta, add a little more!
  • Use Velveeta Cheese: Everything is better with Velveeta, ha! It melts wonderfully and gives this dish the best flavor, similar to the box kind.
  • Season to Taste: You can add your favorite seasonings to this recipe or tweak the ones listed if you’d like!
  • Add Sides: Fresh fruit, steamed veggies, or a salad are wonderful sindes for this recipe.
This Homemade Hamburger Helper is packed with the flavor we all know and love! Pasta and ground beef covered in a creamy, cheesy sauce.

Let’s Talk About the Leftovers

Store your leftover Hamburger Helper in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days. If you want to freeze it, store it in an aluminum pan tightly covered with plastic wrap.  You can reheat your hamburger helper on the stove or in the microwave. Add a splash or two of milk to bring back the creaminess.

This Homemade Hamburger Helper is packed with the flavor we all know and love! Pasta and ground beef covered in a creamy, cheesy sauce.

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Homemade Hamburger Helper

This Homemade Hamburger Helper is packed with the flavor we all know and love! Pasta and ground beef are covered in a creamy, cheesy sauce.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

Equipment

  • Large Deep Skillet

Ingredients 

  • 1 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni pasta, uncooked
  • 1 15.25 ounce can corn, drained
  • 1 14.75 ounce can cream style corn
  • 1 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • cup milk

Instructions 

  • In a large, deep skillet, brown the ground beef until fully cooked; drain.
  • Add the water and macaroni and turn the burner on high heat, bringing the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and heat through, about 3 minutes.

Additional Info


Kelly Dixon

The Blogette is a comfort food website designed to inspire you with easy recipes that are classic, simple, and delicious whether you’re cooking for yourself, family, or friends!


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  1. Oh my goodness! This brings me right back to when my kids were little and they used to look forward to when I would make HH out of the box! I’m sure your version is 100x’s better. I can’t wait to make this.