Creamy Beef Bake

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Darling76

This recipe is SIMPLE and CHEAP! It holds fond memories for me and my husband as, it was the only thing I could cook when we were first married! I was so proud of it and (lucky for him) my husband loved it! It is basically a knock off hamburger helper. Its called a "bake" but I never do. We just eat it as a skillet meal. (What did I know I could barely cook?) This whole meal for 4-6 will cost about $3.00. Use the store brand mac 'n cheese and you can come in close to that amount. My kids love this dinner. I serve it with a steamed green vegetable.

Top Review by Krista Smith

I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. By the looks of it, I expected it to be pretty bland but it had a very nice flavor and I will definitely be making it again. I used kraft mac & cheese and next time, I will add more milk as the sauce was a bit on the dry side I used cream of chicken soup which was good but I think cream of broccoli would be great or perhaps even broccoli cheese! I did this on the stove but I think next time, I'd like to try the baking option and sprinkle a few french fried onions on top! Yum! Thanks for a great recipe!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 12 chopped small onion (optional)
  • 2 (7 1/4 ounce) boxes macaroni & cheese dinner mix
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream soup


  1. Brown the hamburger and onion (if using).
  2. Prepare the macaroni and cheese according to package directions.
  3. Add the cooked hamburger mixture to the prepared macaroni and cheese.
  4. Add the cream soup to the mixture and stir.
  5. (Optional) Pour into a casserole dish and place in the oven at 350°F until heated through. If you are pressed for time this step may be skipped and dinner enjoyed as a skillet!

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