Homemade Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni Recipes with The Undem Family Adventures

The Undem Family’s Hamburger Helper Roundup: Weeknight Beefy Feasts Made Easy

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Homemade Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni Recipes with The Undem Family Adventures

This post is a paid partnership in conjunction with Hamburger Helper. I truly hope you love it as much as I do!

What’s For Dinner?

Calling all adventurous eaters!Ā  The Undem Family is here to whisk you away on a delicious detour with homemade Hamburger Helper recipe a journey into the world of quick and easy weeknight meals, infused with a touch of comforting nostalgia.Ā 

For many families, homemade Hamburger HelperĀ® has been a staple on the dinner table, conjuring memories of warm kitchens and hearty meals.Ā  This was certainly the case for Shane, who grew up on a working farm. Family dinners were all about fresh, seasonal ingredients and coming together to enjoy a satisfying meal.Ā  Hamburger HelperĀ® was a frequent guest star, and those meals hold a special place in our family’s culinary history.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni Recipes with The Undem Family Adventures

Here at the Undem household, we’re passionate about creating exciting culinary experiences. We love experimenting in the kitchen and crafting unique dishes. However, even the most enthusiastic home chefs face busy weeknights.Ā  That’s where Hamburger HelperĀ® shines offering a convenient and flavorful solution for creating satisfying meals without sacrificing quality. You can check more about Hamburger Helper here.

This dish is a symphony of creamy, cheesy goodness punctuated by the rich savoriness of ground beef. It’s a flavor explosion that’s guaranteed to please both picky eaters and seasoned adventurers alike. 

But the Undems wouldn’t be the Undems without adding a touch of our own culinary flair!  We’re taking homemade Hamburer Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni on a flavor adventure by incorporating a few simple ingredients, transforming it into a dish bursting with personality.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni Recipes with The Undem Family Adventures

Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to create this delicious twist on a classic recipe:

  • 2 pounds ground beef: As strong supporters of local agriculture, we sourced our ground beef directly from my uncle’s farm.Ā  However, Hamburger HelperĀ®’s recipe calls for just one pound, so feel free to adjust the quantity to your liking.
  • One box Hamburger HelperĀ® Cheeseburger Macaroni: This is the magic potion that transforms ground beef into a cheesy masterpiece.
  • Milk and water: Pantry staples readily available in most kitchens.
  • Shredded cheese: Because, let’s face it, extra cheese is always a welcome addition! We favor a sharp cheddar, but any meltable cheese will work wonders.
  • Chopped bacon: Crispy bacon adds a delightful smoky note and undeniable textural contrast. Need we say more?
  • Homemade relish (optional): We adore the sweet and tangy pop that homemade relish brings, but store-bought is a perfectly acceptable substitute. 

Now Let’s Get Cooking

1. Brown the Beef:  In a large skillet or Dutch oven, thoroughly brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain any excess grease to ensure a lighter final dish.

2. Spice it Up! Here’s where the magic of the Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger MacaroniĀ® comes alive.Ā  Add the entire box of Hamburger HelperĀ® mix to the browned beef and stir well to coat everything evenly.

3. Liquid Love:Ā  Pour in 2 Ā½ cups of water and 2 Ā½ cups of milk, bringing the mixture to a boil.Ā  Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for approximately 8-10 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked through.Ā  Remember to stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

4. The Undem Twist! While the pasta simmers, crisp up the chopped bacon in a separate pan. Once it reaches a golden-brown perfection, drain the bacon on paper towels to remove excess grease. Now’s also the time to shred your cheese and have it prepped for the cheesy grand finale.

5. Cheesy Dreams Come True: Once the pasta is cooked through, remove the pan from heat and stir in the glorious, shredded cheese.  Continue stirring until the cheese is melted and beautifully incorporated throughout the dish.

6. Flavor Explosion: Time for the fun part!  Top each serving of homemade Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni with a sprinkle of crispy bacon and a dollop of your favorite relish (homemade or store-bought, we won’t judge!).

Homemade Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni Recipes with The Undem Family Adventures

Voila!  A symphony of flavors in under 30 minutes.  This Cheeseburger Macaroni with an Undem twist is perfect for a satisfying weeknight meal or a crowd-pleasing side dish at your next potluck adventure.

The Undem Family’s Hamburger HelperĀ® Roundup: Weeknight Beefy Feasts Made Easy

For many families, Hamburger HelperĀ® has been a staple on the dinner table, conjuring memories of warm kitchens and hearty meals. This was certainly the case for Shane, who grew up on a working farm. Family dinners were all about fresh, seasonal ingredients and coming together to enjoy a satisfying meal. Hamburger HelperĀ® was a frequent guest star, and those meals hold a special place in our family's culinary history.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course, Supper
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Stove
  • Pan
  • Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • One box Hamburger HelperĀ® Cheeseburger Macaroni
  • 2.5 Cups Milk
  • 2.5 Cups Water
  • Handful Shredded cheese
  • Handful Chopped bacon
  • Roughly 1 Cup Homemade relish optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, thoroughly brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain any excess grease to ensure a lighter final dish.
  • Add the entire box of Hamburger HelperĀ® mix to the browned beef and stir well to coat everything evenly.
  • Pour in 2 Ā½ cups of water and 2 Ā½ cups of milk, bringing the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for approximately 8-10 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked through. Remember to stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • While the pasta simmers, crisp up the chopped bacon in a separate pan. Once it reaches a golden-brown perfection, drain the bacon on paper towels to remove excess grease.
  • Now's also the time to shred your cheese and have it prepped for the cheesy grand finale. Once the pasta is cooked through, remove the pan from heat and stir in the glorious shredded cheese. Continue stirring until the cheese is melted and beautifully incorporated throughout the dish.
  • Time for the fun part! Top each serving of Cheeseburger Macaroni with a sprinkle of crispy bacon and a dollop of your favorite relish (homemade or store-bought, we won’t judge!).

Notes

You can mix the relish in while cooking, serve as a topping, or both!
Bacon, cheese, and relish are totally optional – it tastes great without adding!
Hamburger Helper is great to always have on hand for a quick and easy dinner idea!
Keyword Cheeseburger Recipes, Easy Dinner, Hamburger Helper, Quick and Easy, Quick Meal, Weeknight Meals
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Enjoy Your Hamburger Helper!

So, there you have it, adventurers!  A quick, easy, and undeniably delicious recipe that’s sure to bring a smile to your table.  Hamburger HelperƂĀ® offers a variety of flavors to explore, so next time you’re looking for a weeknight win, give them a try!  And hey, if you’re feeling adventurous, don’t be afraid to add your own Undem twist. After all, that’s what makes cooking fun and allows you to create lasting family memories. 

Thanks so much for spending some time in our kitchen! If you’d like to see the collection of Undem recipes, check them out here.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni Recipes with The Undem Family Adventures

Homemade Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni Recipes with The Undem Family Adventures

Lexie Noelle Undem The Undem Family Adventures North Dakota Trave Motherhood Blogger

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