Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe

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I am not a big fan of Hamburger Helper from the box.  However, my son likes it. This is my compromise! It is super easy and the kiddos love it.


  • 8 oz of Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 cup Shredded Four Cheese
  • 1 Can of condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 3/4 can of water (using mushroom soup can)
  • 3/4 lb ground beef


1. Boil pasta according to package.

DSC_01422.  Brown ground beef and drain.


3. Mix ground beef, mushroom soup, water  and cheese in baking dish, reserve 1/4 cup of cheese.


4. Mix macaroni into beef mixture. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.


5. Heat on 350 degrees for 20 minutes, until warm throughout and cheese melted.

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  • summer

    this looks yummy…will have to try….love the gail pittman!!

  • denise

    I made this tonight and it was very, very tasty. the hubby complained and said that it needed more cheese : ( oh well, i’ll add some velvetta next time! I thought it was way better than hhelper from the box!

  • Noelle

    I make mine just like that except sometimes I use Cheddar Cheese Soup instead. I’ve also been known to sneak in some vegetables. Shhh!