Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

A kid favorite

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet, cook beef, onion, and garlic until meat is browned; drain.
  2. In a bowl, combine soups, milk, basil, salt and pepper; mix well.
  3. Stir in beef mixture.
  4. Fold in macaroni and cheese.
  5. Transfer to a greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
  6. Bake,uncovered, at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Most Helpful

4 5

Tasty. Not as soupy as Hamburger Helper can get! My grocery was out of Cheddar Cheese Soup so used about 1/2 canful of nacho cheese dip and a little cream. Had a nice kick of flavor! Made it "full fat" but might try lighter version next time. Think it would be about the same! Thanks.

4 5

My family loved it. Did add more spices than what the original recipe called for, but just eyeballed the amount. My husband said I needed to put this on the "to make list" so I'm cooking it again tonight!

3 5

Neither The Boyfriend nor I were blown away by this recipe, but it was still pretty good. It lacked something, but I'm not quite sure what. I think it may be too creamy/soupy. At the suggestion of the other reviewers, I added more spices than what's listed in the recipe. Here's what I added: paprika (1/4 tsp), garlic salt (1/4 tsp), onion powder (1/4 tsp), nutmeg (~1/8 tsp), ground mustard (~1/8 tsp), kosher salt (1/2 tsp) and chili powder (1/4 tsp). I can't say exactly how each of those affected the taste, but they seemed to have helped. Used cheddar cheese instead of American and added more as a topping 10 minutes before it finished cooking. Will probably be making this again with more modifications. Served with French cut green beans.