Homemade Hamburger Helper

Homemade Hamburger Helper
Homemade Hamburger Helper

This recipe is for 1 box of Cheeseburger Macaroni Hamburger Helper.

This version is sooo much better tasting (and better for you!) than the store bought kind!


1 pound ground beef
1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups milk
1 cup hot water
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I like sharp cheddar)


1.  Brown beef in 10-inch skillet.  Remove from heat; drain.

2.  Combine cornstarch, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and sugar in a small bowl.  Add to beef along with the water; stir until dissolved.  Stir in milk and pasta.  Return to heat; heat to boiling.

3.  Reduce heat.  Cover; simmer about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.  Stir in cheese until melted.  Remove from heat.

Serves 4

Homemade Hamburger Helper


  1. This looks so yummy! I am working on getting all pre-made foods out of our house so this will work perfect with that. Pinning :)

  2. Looks like it might be better than the boxed mix. When is the cheese added?

    1. Thanks for pointing that out to me Rick! I have updated the recipe :)

      It is better than the boxed mix, I'm certain you will love it!

      Trisha @ Home Sweet Homemade

  3. I made this tonight for my family. It was fast AND delicious! Thank you :-)


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