Homemade Hamburger Helper

Beth Pierce


One Skillet Cheesy Homemade Hamburger Helper brings back memories of all those wonderful comfort food meals that mom used to make. This delectable cheesy recipe brings all the flavors of cheeseburgers into one easy skillet recipe that is complete in less than thirty minutes. With wholesome good for you natural ingredients this is a must try recipe.


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5 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 c
    cellentani or elbow pasta
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 2 c
    low sodium beef broth
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese
  • 2 c
    shredded sharp cheddar

How to Make Homemade Hamburger Helper


  1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet that can be covered with a lid or foil. Drain any excess grease. Turn the heat off and add pasta, Dijon mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, ground cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, beef broth and milk. Stir to combine and bring to a very low boil. Cover with lid and turn to simmer. Cook until pasta is tender; approximately 12-15 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Place cream cheese in a small microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power. Remove from the microwave and stir still smooth. If it is not warm enough to stir to smooth microwave for 15 second 50% power intervals until it can be stirred smooth.
  3. Stir in cheddar cheese and softened cream cheese alternating between the two. If necessary turn the heat on low to aid with the blending and mixing of cheese.

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