This Easy Homemade Hamburger Helper is a savory, one-pot meal that's better than the original! Made with tender elbow pasta, savory ground beef, cheese, tomato sauce, and veggies, it's ready in 30 minutes or less!
Course Main Course
Keyword ground beef pasta, healthy hamburger helper, one pot pasta
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 25minutes
Author Ashley Fehr
1lblean ground beef
1red bell pepperdiced
1pinchred pepper flakesor more, if you like it spicy!
1/4cupfrozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry(or 1 cup fresh, chopped fine)
1 1/2cupbeef broth
2 3/4cupsdry uncooked macaroni(1 375g box)
1 1/2cupstomato or pasta sauce
1 1/2cupsshredded cheese
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.
**NOTE: Nutrition information is estimated and will vary depending on exact serving size, types and brands of products used.