California Skillet

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


A kind of homemade hamburger helper made with beef, tomato soup and macaroni. You don't even need to cook the macaroni first!


★★★★☆ 1 vote

15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 small
    onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 2 c
  • 1 14-oz can(s)
    tomato soup
  • 12 oz
    corn, undrained
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 c
    elbow macaroni, dry
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded

How to Make California Skillet


  1. Heat oil in large skillet and brown the meat and onion. Drain fat. Add all remaining ingredients, except cheese.
  2. Cover and simmer 20-30 minutes, or until macaroni is tender. Uncover, and sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook until the cheese melts.

Printable Recipe Card

About California Skillet

Course/Dish: Beef, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 2 Comments & Reviews

Slow Cooker Recipes To Make Weeknight Cooking Easier

Slow Cooker Recipes to Make Weeknight Cooking Easier

Kitchen Crew

From the Instant Pot to an air fryer there are lots of kitchen gadgets to make cooking easier. A slow cooker is still one of my favorites, though. I love...

17 Meatball Recipes That Are Amazeballs

17 Meatball Recipes that are Amazeballs

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

From appetizer to dinner, these are the BEST meatball recipes you need to add to your cookbook. Seriously, these are amazeballs!

13 Ways To Enjoy Corned Beef This St. Patrick's Day Recipe

13 Ways to Enjoy Corned Beef This St. Patrick's Day

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional dinner for St. Patrick's Day, but did you know they don't eat it in Ireland? Who knew! (You can read the story behind...