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Homemade Cheeseburger Macaroni

Homemade Cheeseburger Macaroni is just like the Hamburger Helper version made up in one pot or skillet. A ground beef recipe the whole family will love!
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CourseMain Course
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time23 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings4 servings


  • 1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 small onion diced or sub 1 Tablespoon of onion powder
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder or sub 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 ½ cups elbow macaroni uncooked
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese


  • Brown the ground beef and diced onion together on medium heat.
  • When the ground beef is brown and the onion is transparent (about 8 minutes), add garlic. Cook for about an additional 2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant (or skip this step if using garlic powder).
  • In a small bowl, mix the spices together. Add the spices to the beef, onion, and garlic. Whisk to incorporate the mixture into the beef.
  • Add the elbow noodles and milk. Stir well.
  • Bring to a boil on medium-high heat, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook on low for 12 minutes or until the pasta is tender. Stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cheddar cheese.
  • Serve warm with fresh parsley (optional)


The post has little tips and tricks for subbing for milk, garlic, and other tips. Read the post before you start!