Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Cheeseburger Macaroni Hamburger Helper without all the preservatives.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, cook meat over medium-high heat in a large skillet until browned. Drain and return to pan.
  3. Add all dry seasonings and flour, stir till combined.
  4. Add milk, tomato sauce and corn, bring to a boil stirring frequently.
  5. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook 2 minutes.
  6. Add macaroni pasta and cheeses, toss to coat.


Most Helpful

I so wanted to love this. My family likes hamburger, we eat cheese, we eat pasta, and we enjoy meals with tomato sauce. Combine it all and it sounded delicious. My 4 year old, who eats almost everything I cook and is not the least bit picky, didn't like it at all. I thought the cream cheese made it way too heavy and gave it an odd consistency, and the tomato sauce gives it too much of a tang. Hubby ate it, but it wasn't his fave. Also, with the 1 lb. of macaroni in the recipe, it made a HUGE amount, way more than the servings suggested. Won't be making this again.

delta.j July 06, 2012

We liked this more than I thought we would. It does make a lot. 8 oz of pasta makes a very saucy dish. With a pound of pasta you can freeze some to bake as a casserole later. I had to double the spices (except salt) for our family. I used 1% milk, reduced-fat cheddar, and reduced-fat cream cheese. I also cooked the beef with a small, chopped onion. Good comfort food.

Ruebarbe April 20, 2013

Although I slightly modified, this recipe is exactly what the title claims.
It's a rich, yummy comfort food. I like it better than the boxed version-It's
much less salty. I left out the cream cheese and it was still a very rich,
creamy sauce. Like a previous reviewer, I used mozzerella cheese instead
of cheddar. Also previously stated, 1/2 lb.pasta was well more than enough.
As meat-lovers, I will probably use a bit more beef the next time. This was
a great, quick, easy recipe!!!!
time, even with the reduced pasta amount.

dianes92 July 18, 2012

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