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A serving of homemade hamburger helper cheeseburger macaroni on a white plate with a side of green beans.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni

This homemade Hamburger Helper recipe for Cheeseburger Macaroni cooks up quickly in one-pot for that convenience that you love with an infinitely better taste!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 pound Ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • 1 small Yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 12 ounces Elbow macaroni (regular or gluten free)
  • 3 cups Beef stock
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Yellow mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Dill pickle relish
  • 2 cups Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Additional salt and pepper (to taste)


  • Put ground beef (or turkey) and diced onion in a large, deep skillet and season with salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Cook until browned and drain.
  • Stir in macaroni noodles, beef stock and milk.
  • Bring to a slow boil, stirring frequently.
  • Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15-20 minutes, until noodles are tender.
  • Remove cover and stir in remaining ingredients, stirring to combine well. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. If the sauce is too thin for your liking, cook for a few additional minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • If you are using gluten free noodles, I've found that they tend to cook more quickly than regular noodles, so check frequently.
  • Leftovers make a delicious lunch the next day!
Keyword Cheeseburger Macaroni, Homemade Hamburger Helper