Like Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni

This recipe is a very inexpensive meal that makes super creamy hamburger helper. I like hamburger helper but it always dries out too fast. This recipe doesn't. Even the next day it stays super creamy!

Ready In:
15mins
Serves:
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ingredients

  • 1 lb hamburger, browned
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 (7 1/4 ounce) packages Kraft macaroni and cheese (for 2 of the macaroni & cheese boxes use only the cheese mix & save the macaroni for soup or somethi)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 12 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder (to taste)

directions

  • Brown the hamburger in a dutch oven or 12 inch skillet. When browned, drain off fat. Rinse the hamburger, to make it lower in fat, if desired. It doesn't hurt the taste at all.
  • Add the milk, butter, water, cheese package mixes, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add macaroni.
  • Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for about 7 minutes or until the macaroni is tender.
  • Add garlic powder and season with salt to your taste.
  • Add the cubed cream cheese and stir until melted and blended.
  • Serve immediately. Yummy.
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"This recipe is a very inexpensive meal that makes super creamy hamburger helper. I like hamburger helper but it always dries out too fast. This recipe doesn't. Even the next day it stays super creamy!"
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  1. nicoleingermantown
    Everyone liked it :)
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  2. SwoR8193
    This was pretty good. I didn't rate it with stars because I don't cook my hamburger helper like the box says and I did this recipe the same as I do with my box stuff. This was better than the box stuff by far. I did add a little Lawrys season salt. My way of seperating the ingredients and cooking them probably makes the outcome different. I do mine like recipe #283685 explains.
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  3. Treenickel
    This was easy to make with simple ingredients most people hav around. I thought it was a little lacking in flavor until I realized I had forgotten the garlic powder. The addition of it really did make a difference. I also added just a little pinch of red pepper just because my family likes things a little on the spicy side.
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  4. children from A to Z
    This was not only easy to make but tastes great! The addition of cream cheese makes this nice and creamy versus pastey. I will definately be making this again for sure! Thanks so much for posting MissMia!
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  5. MissMia
    This recipe is a very inexpensive meal that makes super creamy hamburger helper. I like hamburger helper but it always dries out too fast. This recipe doesn't. Even the next day it stays super creamy!
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