I have been hit with a huge craving of hamburger helper the week that I made this. I started with tuna helper (recipe inc) and now have decided to make a cheeseburger macaroni recipe as well. I really enjoy this recipe and I hope that you will too!


Cheeseburger Macaroni

  • Servings: 2-4
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  • ½ Pound (8 oz) Elbow Macaroni
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2/3 lb ground beef
  • ½ Cup Onions, diced
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • Splash of white wine
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Flour
  • 1 ½ Cups Beef Broth
  • 1 ½ Cups Milk
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 2/3 Cup Cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat until oil shimmers. Brown the ground beef on the skillet and break up the ground beef into smaller pieces while cooking. 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add diced onions and garlic to pan and keep cooking on medium heat. Cook onions until they are translucent. 2-4 minutes.
  3. Add splash of wine to beef and onions. Swirl around. Add flour to pan and mix flower around very well to reduce lumps. Cook out the flour flavor. 1 minute.
  4. Lower heat and add beef broth, milk, tomato paste, and all the seasonings to pan. Add salt and pepper to right underneath your preferred taste.
  5. Add elbow macaroni to skillet and mix well. Cover skillet. Simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until pasta is in your desired doneness. Stir often. If pasta is not done but the mix is too dry then add more beef broth or milk.
  6. Stir in cheese off heat and mix well. Serve!