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Cheeseburger Macaroni

William Goldyn: "My kids loved this! I made it with veggie pasta a…" Read More
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  • 1 pound ground beef (turkey or chicken)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups macaroni
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium23% DV540mg
    Fat46% DV30g
    Protein78% DV40g
    Carbs14% DV43g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories610Calories from Fat270
    Total Fat30g46%
    Saturated Fat14g70%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat270
    Total Carbohydrate43g14%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C6%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    William Goldyn 2 months ago
    My kids loved this! I made it with veggie pasta and they still loved it!
    Sh Shahbazi 3 months ago
    This dish was a total hit, and my family has notoriously picky eaters! Taking advice from some other reviews, I made a few changes to amp up flavor, such as using chopped onions and garlic instead of powder, and cooking the spices with the meat (2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tbsp ground pepper, 1 tbsp of ground mustard, 1.5 tbsp worcerstershire sauce). I used beef broth instead of water, and mixed in 1 tbsp flour (instead of cornstarch) before adding to the pot so as to avoid clumping. In addition to 1 cup sharp shredded cheddar, I added 1 cup velveeta to increase the cheesy goodness. Since there was all that cheese, I didn’t use any salt (a cheat to reducing sodium intake), and I avoided using sugar completely. Served it up with an avocado and tomato salad, and I have to say, this turned out so much better than I expected. I doubt I can ever go back to that boxed, powder flavoring hamburger helper ever again.
    Danyetta 4 months ago
    Really good although I think I’ll try flour instead of corn starch next time to smooth out the consistency. Also probably won’t use sugar but was impressed with simplicity and taste! Kids liked it too 😁
    Tiffany Donbach 5 months ago
    Decent recipe, simple, easy to make, but not a lot of flavor going on.
    Siegel 6 months ago
    Easy, filling, and tastes great. I added a bit of Worcestershire, steak sauce, ketchup, and mustard to make it taste more like a cheeseburger.
    Monica 9 months ago
    It tastes great and is an amazing comfort food!
    Liam 10 months ago
    Simple and easy to make.
    GregDonn a year ago
    I really enjoyed this one. Used onion and garlic instead of powdered of each and added Worcestershire and ground mustard like some other reviews suggested. Left out sugar. Came out great and the kids really liked it too. Will make again!
    Heather a year ago
    liked it. will make again
    Gregory L. a year ago
    Turned out good I punched up the flavor. Seemed a little bland at the start for my liking . Will make it again.
    Danielle Jaski a year ago
    was decent. not a lot of flavor
    Cara S. a year ago
    sooooo good!!!!! i used beer instead of the water and cooked the beef with a bouillon cube
    Scott a year ago
    This dish turned out great. I did have to add some additional seasoning for my taste but this is definitely better than the manufactures hamburger helper. It's also inexpensive considering I had most of the ingridents in my cabinet with exceptions to the ground beef and pasta noodles.
    Scott Chrysler a year ago
    As everyone has said - needs some serious help with the flavor profile. This is amazingly bland. We did a family experiment - add your own flavor. Recipe was followed exactly except split the cheese - 1/2 shredded cheddar, colby jack and 1/2 velveeta. Two winners were adding Tostitos queso cheese and adding Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning. Both added too much salt to the profile but added much needed flavor. Trick might be modifying the beef browning process so there is depth to the dish. It is not bad and can be a lot of fun for those who like to tweak flavors. It is truly a blank canvass.
    von Hahmann a year ago
    needs more seasoning then it calls for
    Shawn Galloway a year ago
    It's a good start just needs more seasoning,it was bland. Next time I'll make a few changes.
    Hank Hill a year ago
    It’s not bad, but it needs more everything. Kind of bland.
    Stephney a year ago
    A great recipe would try again
    Wendi K. a year ago
    It was delicious! I used ground turkey and in addition to the recipe’s ingredients I added a tablespoon of vegetable bouillon. Served with broccoli on the side.
    Cynthia L. a year ago
    The whole family enjoyed this recipe. I took another reviewers advice and did half cheddar and half Velveeta, which made it creamy. Next time I will use all Velveeta.
    Wendy a year ago
    Fabulous! Kids bored of the same old mince recipe. I did add a diced onion to it. Thumbs up, so much so they want it for dinner tomorrow too .... would serve with peas.
    Scott a year ago
    Turned out good, added a bit more spices. Would definitely make again.
    Taylor Satchell a year ago
    I added cumin for the ground beef and chili powder and it was really good. I think it would be good with onion too :)
    Rebecca Howard a year ago
    It was good but was missing something next time I would put 1 more cup of cheese in
    Rachel a year ago
    Turned out pretty good. I added extra cheddar cheese, a few spoons of cheese whiz, and garlic salt.
    San a year ago
    My mom made this dish for us when we were growing up. Once I got older, the one ingredient I added was " Velveeta cheese"!!! That's what was missing...mixed with cheddar it really gives it a good taste/kick! Once the Velvetta is added the recipe gets 5 stars
    Kathleen H. a year ago
    Tasted pretty good. I added more seasoning and cheese
    Woodard a year ago
    my love for Hamburger Helper made me make this recipe although I had to add more seasons for taste it turned out pretty good
    Clark a year ago
    thought it was good..... add Worcestershire and extra cheese..... will make again
    hângia a year ago
    this cheeseburger macaroni turns so well