Homemade Hamburger Helper


Homemade Hamburger Helper: A Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner

Hamburger Helper is a classic American dish that has been a staple in households for generations. It’s quick, easy, and comforting. However, the store-bought version is often loaded with preservatives and artificial ingredients. In this article, we will provide you with a recipe for Homemade Hamburger Helper that is easy to make and free of artificial ingredients. Using your ingredients, we will show you how to make a delicious and healthy version of this classic dish.


1 lb ground beef

1 small onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups beef broth

1 cup milk

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp dried parsley

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

8 oz elbow macaroni

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef until it is fully cooked. Drain any excess grease.

Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and sauté until the vegetables are tender, about 5-7 minutes.

Stir in the beef broth, milk, salt, black pepper, paprika, dried parsley, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix well and bring the mixture to a boil.

Add the elbow macaroni to the skillet and stir to combine.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover the skillet. Simmer the mixture for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the macaroni is fully cooked and the sauce has thickened.

Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until it is melted and fully incorporated.

Serve hot, garnished with additional dried parsley or shredded cheese if desired.


Homemade Hamburger Helper is a quick and easy weeknight dinner that is free of artificial ingredients. This recipe uses simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry and fridge. It’s a great way to enjoy the classic comfort food without the added preservatives and artificial flavors. Try it out and see how quickly it becomes a family favorite!

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