hamburger helper recipe

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homemade hamburger helper recipe

This homemade version is your favorite classic cheeseburger skillet meal ready in just 30 minutes!


To make this homemade version of Hamburger Helper, you will need:
Ground beef – I like to use ground beef for this recipe but you could easily substitute it with ground turkey or even ground chicken
Beef stock
Macaroni pasta -I like the large elbow macaraoni but any pasta you prefer is fine
Sour cream – that secret little zing to bring it all together
Spices – onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper and a dash of cayenne.

hamburger helper recipe

To make your Homemade Hamburger Helper, you only need one pan! Grab a large skillet and start by browning the beef or ground turkey in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain the grease from the meat and return the meat to your skillet.

Add the macaroni pasta, spices, beef stock, ketchup, sour cream to the meat and stir your ingredients to combine completely.

hamburger helper recipe

homemade hamburger helper recipe


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hamburger helper recipe

  • skillet
This homemade version is your favorite classic cheeseburger skillet meal ready in just 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hamburger helper recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 52kcal
Author: Luda huang


  • skillet


  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 6 ounce tomato sauce
  • 2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups dried whole wheat elbow macaroni noodles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the meat and brown up, breaking up into small pieces. Once meat is cooked, drain off any fat and return to heat.
  • Add tomato paste and seasonings. Cook for 2 minutes to develop flavor. Add in tomato sauce and beef broth and bring to a boil.
  • Add in noodles and turn down to medium heat. Cook for 10-12 minutes, stirrinng occasionally, Stir in sour cream until well combined. Cook for until noodles cooked through and sauce is absorbed.
  • Stir in and serve. garnished parsley, if desired.


Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 1038mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 688IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

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