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Homemade Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni

Homemade Hamburger Helper

This homemade hamburger helper is a major upgrade on the boxed version we all know and love. Here's how you lighten up a hamburger mac and cheese and make it a healthy family favorite!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 457kcal
Author: Organize Yourself Skinny


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups 1% milk
  • 1 cup chicken or beef stock
  • 2 cups whole grain elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • In a medium to large pot cook the ground beef, breaking up as it cooks.
  • After about 3-4 minutes stir into the ground the ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, and garlic powder. Continue to cook beef until no longer pink.
  • Stir in the milk and broth, bring to a boil.
  • Add in the pasta and reduce liquid to a simmer.
  • Simmer for about 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  • Remove from heat and stir in both cheeses until melted.
  • Serve hot.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g