"Homemade" Hamburger Helper

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I used to make this in college. It's artery-hardening, but very good. It's similar to cheeseburger macaroni hamburger helper, but much tastier and not much more work.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start water boiling for pasta.
  2. Heat oil or butter in skillet.
  3. Add onions and garlic and saute.
  4. When wilted, add beef and seasonings.
  5. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  6. Drain and prepare with milk, butter and cheese sauce packet.
  7. Set aside over low heat.
  8. When beef is only slightly pink, add tomatoes.
  9. Continue cooking till meat is done.
  10. Stir beef mixture into mac and cheese, add extra cheese and stir until melted.
Most Helpful

Made a great and hearty meal. Really loved the texture and flavour.

Bluenoser July 06, 2007

This was supper easy to prepare. Makes a great weeknight meal. I had to leave the tomato out because of the kids, but if I make this for just DH and myself I'll add the tomato.

Kim D. October 11, 2004