Homemade Hamburger Helper 

This homemade hamburger helper recipe is a blend of macaroni and ground beef in a creamy cheese sauce. The ultimate weeknight meal made in under 30 minutes!

If you’re looking to make something that’s kid-friendly, this beefaroni or this homemade hamburger helper is a perfect choice!


– Ground beef – Elbow macaroni – Beef broth – Whole milk – Heavy cream – Cheddar cheese – Garlic powder – Italian seasoning – Paprika – Onion – Tomato paste

Start by breaking up and browning the ground beef completely over medium-high heat. This should take about 5-8 minutes. 

Add the spices, tomato paste, salt, pepper, and onions. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes. 

Stir in the fresh garlic and cook for 20 seconds. Add the beef broth and whole milk. Let it come to a simmer. 

Once it comes to a simmer, add the macaroni, cover, and cook for 6 minutes while stirring frequently. 

Tips and Recipe Variations

– If your kids are picky eaters and don’t like onions, feel free to grate the onions instead or simply omit them and add onion powder instead.



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