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How many of y’all have tried to make Homemade Hamburger Helper before? This Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet is my version of that favorite childhood dinner!
I haven’t bought it in a while but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying this comforting cheesy pasta and beef! We just make our own! This Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet is one of the newest recipes that I’ve added to my growing “Collection of Skillet Recipes” haha.
Skillet pasta recipes are heaven and this is the perfect cast iron skillet recipe.
Everything is better in a cast iron skillet right? But don’t worry, if you don’t have a cast iron skillet, any large skillet will work for this.
Oh and guess what. This Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet Homemade Hamburger Helper is totally a one pot or one skillet meal.
That’s right! You’re cooking everything in the same skillet! No need to dirty up a bunch of dishes for this meal.
You don’t even have to boil the pasta in another pot.
What? The Pasta cooks right in the skillet? It sure does.
I’ve been on the search for more easy skillet recipes like this and this one is perfect.
I just don’t have a lot of time to fix meals during the week. I feel like I’m at work all day, the evenings are packed with blog work while I’m squeezing in time for dinner and Thomas while I’m also getting pulled in 100 different directions.
I wish I could clone myself!
Speaking of places we’re going and things we’re going, we’ve got a packed couple of days coming up.
I’ve got a date with my future sister in law and the Farmers’ Market, my niece’s birthday party and my dad’s birthday celebration.
We’re going to be running around like crazy. But it’s going to be awesome.
Then at the beginning of next week we’re going back down to look at the apartments downtown and take some measurements. Don’t worry, we’re still planning on heading to Wilmington, but we’ve got to find somewhere to live between now and then.
The apartments downtown are awesome and I’m actually kinda excited about them! Fingers Crossed!!
Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet – Homemade Hamburger Helper
- 16 oz ground beef, 85% lean 15% fat
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic (or 2 cloves of garlic, minced)
- 1/2 tablespoon no salt seasoning salt (I use 7th Wonder, Salt Free Seasoning)
- 4 cups beef broth (or chicken broth)
- 16 ounces elbow macaroni, uncooked
- 1 cup milk
- 4 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese (or your favorite kind)
- *Garnished with fresh parsley in the photos*
In a large skillet, season the beef with the garlic and seasoning salt, then brown the ground beef.
Once the beef is cooked, drain the excess grease.
Add in the beef broth and bring to a simmer. Add in the macaroni and stir. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is tender.
Add in the milk and stir. Add in the cheese and stir until melted.
Going to make this recipe? Take a photo and hashtag it with #bigbearswife. I can’t wait to see it!
More Skillet Recipe Ideas……