Copycat Cheeseburger Macaroni Hamburger Helper

Copycat Cheeseburger Macaroni Hamburger Helper Recipe

Copycat Cheeseburger Macaroni Hamburger Helper Recipe. It’s a fantastic choice for those busy weeknights or when you just crave something hearty.

You’ll need some basic ingredients like lean ground beef, elbow macaroni, and shredded cheddar cheese. These are items you probably already have in your kitchen!

Now, what makes this dish stand out? It’s the blend of spices like paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder, giving it that classic, savory flavor everyone loves.

Let’s not forget the cornstarch – it’s the secret to a thick, creamy sauce that coats the pasta perfectly.

Got leftovers? No problem. This macaroni tastes even better the next day, making your lunch prep a breeze.

So, there you have it. A straightforward, no-fuss recipe that’s sure to be a hit. Give it a try and watch it become a new favorite in your meal rotation!

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Copycat Cheeseburger Macaroni Hamburger Helper in an oval dish.

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Cheeseburger Macaroni Hamburger Helper Copycat

Nesting Lane Indulge
Copycat Cheeseburger Macaroni Hamburger Helper Recipe. A quick and easy ground beef dinner the whole family will love!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • Cook the ground beef in a large skillet until it's brown. Make sure to break it up into small pieces as it cooks.
  • After the beef is cooked, drain off the fat.
  • Add the hot water, milk, elbow macaroni, cornstarch, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and sugar to the skillet with the beef.
  • Turn up the heat and bring everything to a boil. Then, cover the skillet with a lid.
  • Once it's boiling, turn down the heat and let it simmer. This should take about 12 minutes. You'll know it's done when the pasta is soft.
  • A few minutes before the timer goes off, add the cup of shredded cheese. Stir it in and put the lid back on.
  • When the pasta is soft and the cheese is melted, turn off the heat and take the lid off. Let it sit for about 5 minutes. The sauce will get thicker as it cools down.
  • If you like, sprinkle some more cheese on top before serving.


Calories: 961.9kcalCarbohydrates: 39.6gProtein: 85.3gFat: 49gSaturated Fat: 22.8gCholesterol: 270.5mgSodium: 1049.5mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 2.4g
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