the easiest homemade hamburger helper you'll find! Made healthier with a combination of broth, milk, and added veggies (but you'd never know!)
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Easy Homemade Hamburger Helper

Easy, cheesy macaroni and beef made completely in one pot!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 469kcal
Author Ashley Fehr

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes or more, if you like it spicy!
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cube frozen spinach or about 1 cup fresh, chopped fine
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 1/2 cups dry uncooked macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato or pasta sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese

Instructions

  • To a large pot add beef, onion, peppers, pepper flakes, garlic, salt, Italian seasoning and spinach. Cook over medium high heat until beef is browned.
  • Add in milk, broth, macaroni and tomato sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook 12-15 minutes, stirring often.
  • Stir in 1 cup of cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top, cover and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

See doubled ingredients below.
**NOTE: Nutrition information is estimated and will vary depending on exact serving size, types and brands of products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1382mg | Potassium: 1342mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1380IU | Vitamin C: 22.2mg | Calcium: 722mg | Iron: 3.1mg