copy cat cheeseburger helper (homemade)

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By Amanda S
from Gettysburg, PA

My boys rate this as "better than cheeseburger helper." YUM!

serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For copy cat cheeseburger helper (homemade)

  • 1 lb
    92% lean ground beef or half ground beef and half ground turkey
  • 1 c
    hot water
  • 2 c
  • 1-1/2 c
    elbow macaroni
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp

How To Make copy cat cheeseburger helper (homemade)

  • 1
    Brown ground beef (and turkey if using). Drain grease.
  • 2
    Add hot water, milk, pasta and sauce ingredients.
  • 3
    Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer 12 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  • 4
    In last few minutes of cook time, add cheese, stir and re-cover. When pasta is tender and cheese is melted, remove from heat and uncover.
  • 5
    Let stand about 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken as it stands. Top with additional cheese if you like.