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One Pan Homemade Hamburger Helper

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Skip the box and make this One Pan Homemade Hamburger Helper recipe in no time. Head to your pantry and grab a few staple supplies and make my Homemade Hamburger Helper that tastes better than the box mix! This is one of my easy ground beef recipes with a few ingredients needed!

One pan homemade hamburger helper

I will be honest, I love to cook, but some nights I would rather eat a bowl of cereal. On those nights where I have the minimal drive to cook, I reach for recipes like my homemade Hamburger Helper recipe! It takes just a bit of prep and cooks time before I can serve it up. Once I take the first bite, I am so thankful I made it!

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Cheesy ground beef and pasta are what you get in this hamburger meal. You will love the simplicity of this recipe! This is also a great dinner idea for families who have picky eaters. The flavors and cheese help to lure in little ones.

Can You Make One Pan Homemade Hamburger Helper In A Cast Iron Skillet

Absolutely! If you don’t own a cast iron, no problem, any larger skillet will work for this beef and pasta dish. The cast iron skillet can add flavor and dimension to the recipe since it is a seasoned pan. But, it tastes just as good using a regular pot as well.hamburger helper recipe

What Food Goes with One Pan Homemade Hamburger Helper

  • Broccoli, Corn, Green Beans, and other veggies work great.
  • Side Salad
  • Bread or dinner rolls

How To Store Leftover Homemade Hamburger Helper

Dish your leftovers into an airtight container and store in the fridge. You can have the leftovers last around three days. After that, you will want to toss out any leftovers as it could be spoiled.

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Can You Freeze Cooked Hamburger Helper with Pasta

You will find if you freeze this hamburger helper with pasta, it will change the texture of the dish. I have not tried to freeze this recipe, but I know recipes very similar to this don’t freeze that well. You are welcome to try it, but know it could change in texture and a slight change in flavor.

Toppings For Homemade Hamburger Helper

Eat as is or consider adding a few toppings to add even more flavor to your hamburger recipe! This one-pot hamburger recipe is versatile in taste, so all these toppings are a tasty addition.

  • Sour Cream
    Greek Yogurt (plain)
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sprinkle of bread crumbs for crunch
  • Fresh parsley
  • Hot sauce for heat

Can I Use Turkey In Replace of Ground Beef

Absolutely! If you prefer ground turkey or even ground chicken you can replace the beef in the recipe. Just know with the swap of proteins it will vary in the flavor slightly. But, I have made it with turkey, and it is still delicious!

Will Homemade Hamburger Helper Work if Doubled

You sure can! Just make sure you use a large enough pan to hold the ingredients. As the pasta cooks, it expands so take account of that.

This homemade hamburger helper is so easy to make. I highly recommend giving it a try this week. It is an affordable dinner option that can stretch and feed a larger size family easily!

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One Pan Homemade Hamburger Helper

Yield: 6
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

One pan homemade hamburger helper is so simple to make. An affordable ground beef recipe that will feed your family. Plus this recipe is so easy to make.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 16 oz Elbow macaroni
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper
  • 4 Cups Beef Broth
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 8 oz American Cheese
  • 8 oz Cheddar Cheese


  1. Cook ground beef over a medium heat until no longer pink
  2. Stir in seasonings
  3. Add Pasta and Beef Broth
  4. Bring to a slight boil
  5. Cover and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes until pasta is aldente
  6. Remove Cover and add milk
  7. Stir in shredded Cheese
  8. Serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 638Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 2011mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 44g

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