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This Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet is a healthier homemade version! It takes less than 30 minutes to make, tastes way better, and you control the sodium!

A close up of cheeseburger pasta on a plate topped with chopped tomato and pickles.

*Originally published January 2015. Recipe, text, and photos updated.*

Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet

How many of you love Hamburger Helper but don’t like the ingredients??? Well, this homemade version solves that!

It’s made with real food so you can pronounce everything that goes into it and it’s still made in under 30 minutes!! YEAH!!

Also, try my original Homemade Hamburger Helper! It’s a popular one and for good reason!

A top down view of cheeseburger pasta in a cast iron skillet.

Super Easy Ground Beef Recipes

As I mentioned this cheeseburger pasta skillet is super easy! It’s made all in one pot and requires you to only chop an onion. See super easy!

Plus, it’s one of the most kid-friendly meals out there. I know my kids love it when I make it and I often double the recipe. If you do just use a pot instead of a skillet to hold everything. Trust me!

Keep this recipe in your back pocket for those crazy nights you need dinner on the table fast. Plus, it’s made with mostly pantry staples so it’s a great one for those nights you forgot to plan dinner!

A plate of cheeseburger pasta topped with chopped parsley and tomato.

Plus, it makes great leftovers. I will often send my kids to school with a thermos full of one of my pasta skillets.

And you can also sneak in all sorts of extra veggies! I often shred zucchini and stir in while browning the ground beef and no one ever complains. Even my husband!

Some other veggies you could disguise in here are bell pepper, squash, carrots, even spinach. Just chop small enough to blend in and most will just think it’s seasonings. #momhack

A skillet of cheeseburger pasta with a spoon pulling up a serving.

What to serve with Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet

5 from 7 votes
This Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet takes under 30 minutes to make and tastes way better than the store bought stuff! Plus, it's made with real ingredients! #pastaskillet #groundbeef
Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet (Hamburger Helper)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet is a healthier homemade version! It takes less than 30 minutes to make, tastes way better, and you control the sodium!

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet, one pot meal
Servings: 6
Calories: 531 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 1 pound (500g) lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
  • cup (415ml) low sodium beef broth
  • cup (355ml) milk (use any type)
  • 1 (8oz)(227g) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1-2 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 cups (250g) dry elbow pasta
  • 2 cups (165g) shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet brown ground beef with onion, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper until no longer pink. Drain any grease. 

  2. Stir in broth, milk, tomato sauce, Worcestershire, ketchup, mustard, and pasta. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender (stir occasionally to prevent sticking). Remove from heat and stir in cheese. 

Recipe Notes
  1. Feel free to add any chopped veggie to this. Just make small enough to disguise it! 
  2. Nutrition Facts: Nutrition was calculated using low sodium beef broth and skim milk. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.

What to serve with Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet

Nutrition Facts
Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet (Hamburger Helper)
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cup)
Calories 531 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 826mg36%
Potassium 668mg19%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 43g86%
Calcium 369mg37%
Iron 15mg83%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
This Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet takes under 30 minutes to make and tastes way better than the store bought stuff! Plus, it's made with real ingredients! #pastaskillet #groundbeef

18 thoughts on “Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet (Hamburger Helper)”

  1. 5 stars
    OMG! This was perfect. I knocked it up a bit with bell pepper and a jalapeño, but super easy and I know everything in the pan. Thank You!

    Reply
  2. 5 stars
    My family really enjoyed this meal and I loved how easy it was and it could all be done in one pot. It had really good flavor. I be made it with beef and also turkey and both times it tasted great. Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. 5 stars
    I used to make the boxed version of this all the time for my kids, but after making this homemade version I will never go back to the box!

    Reply

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