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Homemade hamburger helper in large deep skillet.
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Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe

This Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe is an easy one pot dinner that is cheesy, creamy and delicious! A simple family dinner that is on the table in less than 30 minutes, perfect for those busy weeknights.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Heather



  • In a deep large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain any excess grease.
  • Stir in the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and black pepper.
  • Add the shells pasta, milk and beef broth. Give it a good stir, pressing down the shells into the liquid as much as possible.
  • Bring to a boil, then cover the skillet and reduce heat to medium-low heat.
  • Simmer for 10-12 minutes until the pasta is al dente, and stirring 2-3 times.
  • Remove from heat, remove lid and stir in the cheese a handful at a time until fully incorporated and melted.
  • Serve and enjoy immediately.


Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 875mg | Potassium: 451mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 2mg
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