Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet (Hamburger Helper)

  • 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!

    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

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

    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!

    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

    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!

    This Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet is so much healthier than the store bought stuff! And it's still made in under 30 minutes! #hamburger #pastaskillet

    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

    This Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet is so much healthier than the store bought stuff! And it's still made in under 30 minutes! #groundbeef #pastaskillet

    What to serve with Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet

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    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: 788 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
    • 1 3/4 cup (415ml) low sodium beef broth
    • 1 1/2 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 788 Calories from Fat 315
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 35g54%
    Saturated Fat 19g119%
    Cholesterol 133mg44%
    Sodium 826mg36%
    Potassium 819mg23%
    Carbohydrates 67g22%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 7g8%
    Protein 48g96%
    Vitamin A 935IU19%
    Vitamin C 2.3mg3%
    Calcium 677mg68%
    Iron 3.6mg20%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    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
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