Homemade Hamburger Helper
This Homemade Hamburger Helper is the ultimate comfort food your whole family will CRAVE and it’s way better than the original! It’s a macaroni and beef pasta swaddled in a rich, silky, cheese sauce that’s made without any processed cheeses or packets but still takes just minutes to make. All the ingredients are cooked in one pot (even the pasta!), so you literally only have one pot to clean AKA nothing beats the taste, comfort or convenience. This hamburger helper recipe is also easy to customize by using ground turkey, adding different veggies, cheese, spices, pasta etc. so it’s an awesome base for whatever your heart desires. This homemade hamburger helper recipe is also a make-ahead and freezer friendly hero for all those busy weeknights. Now just whip up some garlic bread and roasted broccoli and YOU will be the dinner hero!
You will love that this hamburger helper recipe reheats like a champ. When making ahead, it is especially important to not overcook the pasta, to make it extra saucy and to allow it cool before storing. Reheating it gently on the stove will allow you to add additional liquid as needed to achieve the same cream consistency as when it was first made.
Hamburger helper freezes surprising well because the base is beef broth and evaporated milk. Just takes care to cook the pasta al dente or it will become mushy when thawed. To freeze: