Cheeseburger Macaroni

Back in the days when we were eating convenience and packaged food, I was guilty of being a huge Hamburger Helper fan. My favorite was the Cheeseburger Macaroni. It took me a few years to duplicate it just right, but now I no longer miss Hamburger Helper at all! This is the recipe I use whenever I’m craving that comfort food.

Cheeseburger Macaroni

  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • salt
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 2 c. milk
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 T. ketchup
  • 1 T. mustard
  • 1 T. fresh parsley, minced, or 1 t. dried parsley flakes, crumbled
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 lb. cooked elbow macaroni noodles

1. Place ground meat and onions in a large skillet and season with salt, to taste. Brown meat. Do NOT drain fat.
2. Add flour, stir to incorporate, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir in milk, bring to a boil over medium heat, and thicken. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheese. Continue stirring until cheese is fully melted.
3. Stir in ketchup, mustard, and salt & pepper to the sauce. Add noodles and combine well. Serve and enjoy!

11 thoughts on “Cheeseburger Macaroni

  1. I was just stopping by, trying to come up with a meal plan for the next few days, and I ran across this recipe. I guess I never stopped to tell you how our family likes it! It’s quickly become one of my daughter’s All-Time Favorite recipes. In fact, she even gave it her own name: “Macadacky”. And I love it, too! 🙂

  2. I made this for my wife and non-allergy children. It was awesome! We had enough for two dinners with nice large helpings yum. It was great to make this instead of the hamburger helper with all the bad stuff. I want to try the bacon cheeseburger meatballs next. Thanks!

  3. Made this tonight – a great family meal! We did double the ketchup but otherwise kept it the same. Thanks for sharing this!

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