A Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe You’ll Love

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I love budget meals that are easy to make and outrageously delicious. This happens to be one of them. All of the ingredients required will be right in you pantry too. Well, you might have to go out and buy the ground beef. The other wonderful thing is you know what’s going into it. I always double or quadruple the recipe and save some for another night. Then, all you have to do it grab it out of the cupboard, combine it with the ground beef, milk, water, and you are off to the races.

Believe me, this is so much better than the Hamburger Helper you’ll purchase at the store.

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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 310
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


I've always been a fan of hamburger helper. Let's face it, I grew up on it. I have always questioned what goes into it, however. In light of that, I decided to collect up my spices and make make my own. Believe me, I was not disappointed.



  1. Add all of the dry spices to a small mixing bowl and mix until well combined. Set aside. 

  2. Add the oil to a pan over medium high heat. Place the ground beef in and fry until browned. Drain any excess oil. 

  3. Pour in the water and milk. Mix and bring to a boil.

  4. Add in the Worcestershire sauce and spices. Stir until well combined.

  5. Put the macaroni noddles in. Stir once again and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes until the liquid reduces and the noodles are cooked. 

  6. Add in the cheese and stir until it melts and combines. 

  7. Plate and garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 310kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%
Saturated Fat 3.9g20%
Cholesterol 46mg16%
Sodium 320mg14%
Potassium 381mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 37g13%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugars 9g
Protein 27g54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


Again, adjust the seasoning according to your liking. I always make extra and put it a bottle or pouch so I have it on hand.

You can also spice the recipe up by adding diced tomatoes instead of water or some heavy cream along with the milk. You can also add a bit of Italian seasoning.


Keywords: Ground Beef, Hamburger Helper, Kids Meals. Budget Meals

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David Hood

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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