Homemade Cheeseburger Helper is delicious and quick to get on the dinner table on those nights when you need something easy. Your family will love it!
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Most of us have indeed tried the boxed meal that this recipe is inspired by. I won’t name names but lets just say it rhymes with Blamburger Blelper. It’s convenient, it’s a one stop item, it’s (dare I say) an American institution and most of us LOVED it, especially when we were younger… or financially broke like only a 20 year old can be. I bet we would find that delightful boxed dinner in some of the pantries of you guys reading this blog right now. And why not? It’s affordable, it’s very tasty and it’s easy and quick to feed your family on those nights when you are driving back and forth between ballet recitals and JV football practice.
So why try anything new? Three words … Homemade Cheeseburger Helper!
I’m not suggesting we reinvent the wheel and I am not saying that this recipe is ‘healthier’ or better for you. But what I AM saying is that you have some control over this recipe that you don’t with the prepackaged item (sodium, fat, etc) and I promise you this Homemade Cheeseburger Helper will hit the table in about the same amount of time and be 100xs more delicious. I’m not knocking the original… I’m just trying to improve on it a bit.
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- 1 lb ground turkey or beef
- 12 oz elbow macaroni , cooked
- 1 10 oz can Cream of Chicken soup
- 8 oz Velveeta cheese (Original, Reduced Fat, etc)
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Salt / Pepper to taste
- 5 green onions , diced
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup milk
Bring a large pot of water to boil and prepare pasta based on manufacturers instructions. Drain and set aside
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the turkey or beef until no longer pink. Drain grease away and lower the heat to Low
Add the soup and spices to the meat and stir to combine
Add in the Velveeta, sour cream and milk then stir together until the cheese is completely melted.
Add the meat mixture and green onions to the pasta and stir to combine