Cheese and Hamburger Macaroni

Cheese and Hamburger Macaroni

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"Homemade version of Hamburger Helper® - just as easy and tastes so much better! You will need a large skillet with a tight fitting lid."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 449 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 449 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.9g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 930 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef, onion, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
  2. Return skillet to burner over high heat. Add water; cover skillet and bring to a boil. Stir macaroni into the boiling water-ground beef mixture; cover and lower heat to medium. Cook, keeping covered, for 5 minutes. Stir, cover, and cook until macaroni is tender, about 5 more minutes.
  3. Stir processed cheese food into ground beef-macaroni mixture until melted. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • For a Mexican version, add 1 tablespoon cumin and 2 teaspoons chili powder to the hamburger as its cooking. Serve with chopped lettuce, tomato, and salsa. If you're really in a hurry, can use dehydrated onion instead of fresh. Add more onion powder.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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Most helpful positive review

My step son begs for hamburger helper and we don't buy a lot of processed food.... So I made this with whole wheat noodles and "homemade velveeta" ( 8 oz American cheese, 4 oz cheddar and 1 1/2 ...

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If you haven't had Velvetta in 20 years - skip this recipe - you won't enjoy being reintroduced. I was looking for an easy comfort food dish, and saw the 5 stars so I thought I would try this. ...

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My step son begs for hamburger helper and we don't buy a lot of processed food.... So I made this with whole wheat noodles and "homemade velveeta" ( 8 oz American cheese, 4 oz cheddar and 1 1/2 ...

This turned out amazing! I followed the recipe exactly & my family devoured it! I will definitely make this again!

If you haven't had Velvetta in 20 years - skip this recipe - you won't enjoy being reintroduced. I was looking for an easy comfort food dish, and saw the 5 stars so I thought I would try this. ...

I gave it 5 stars only because its very good for what it is.. a mac n cheese dish. It is quick, easy and inexpensive and the kids love it. If judged against all foods I'd give it a 3. Only ch...

I used shredded cheddar and a 1/2 cup onions. I would not drain corn next time to have more liquid. Had plenty of leftovers after feeding 3 . A great all round meal.

This recipe has great potential but needs just a few minor changes. I used V8 juice for most of the water (2 small cans plus the water to make 2 cups). I did not use 8 ounces of cheese - I thi...

I added a 1/4 chopped green pepper and 1/2 cup extra sharp cheddar... I also used a shredded cheddar blend to avoid the processed cheese food (Velveeta). I doubled the recipe and found it more r...

Ran out of sour cream so added miracle whip (about 1.5 tsp)

Very good but I I'd prefer just a little less macaroni, maybe one and a half cups instead of two.

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