By MyHappyEatings on March 15, 2010
Photo by WhatIsCookingNow?
Photo by WhatIsCookingNow?
"Cheeseburger Macaroni Hamburger Helper without all the preservatives."
Serving Size: 1 (353 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"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."
"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."
"I tweaked the recipe and it turned out great! Used 1/2 lb of pasta, ground turkey instead of beef and significantly reduced the amount of cheeses. Also put mozzarella instead of cheddar (that's all I had.) In addition to the corn I added some frozen peas and frozen broccoli. Yum!"
"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."
"My husband and 3 yo love this recipe. I've made it several times and it's usually gone before I even get a chance to eat any. It's incredibly hearty and rich. A few bites is usually all I need to feel satisfied. I do make a few changes though. I only use 1/2 box of pasta and that is more than enough. I also only use one small can of tomato sauce because I suspect it's only being used to adjust the color and I dislike dishes that have a strong tomato flavor. I also use Italian seasoning since I don't typically have basil and oregano separately and add sweet peas instead of corn. I strongly suspect the serving size is wrong. This makes a big pan of hamburger helper and it can easily serve 6-8 generously."
"whole pound of turkey.
about a half a cup of heavy cream instead of milk (you know, since there weren't enough calories)
about a half a box of bow tie pasta
devoured by family"
"The only thing I did different was use a whole pound of beef. It turned out excellent!"
"for once I followed a recipe verbatim. was very good. easy..thanks!"
"This is a decent base recipe, but I did change it up some to make it closer to actual hamburger helper. I used a lb of hambuger and two dry cups of macaroni, because a whole box would make a LOT of pasta. I think that may be why the calorie count is so high. Even with two cups it's a little heavy on the pasta."
"Woah! This recipe has 1000 calories per serving! I am glad I looked at that before making it."
"We thought this was a great recipe, my 3 year old (the picky one) ate his whole bowl and said he liked it which for him is the biggest compliment! We liked that it wasn't super salty like the boxed mix and will definitely be making this again. If you are used to the box mix you may want to increase the salt a bit the first few times and then decrease as you readjust. Thanks for sharing!"
"I doubled this for our dinner tonight. I added a bit more salt and pepper. Otherwise, it was great! The children requested it be added to "The List"."