This Homemade Hamburger is a one-pot dinner. It’s healthier and taste better than the box version. As a kid growing up Hamburger Helper was one of my favorite meals. My mom made it for us at least once a week. Now that I am a mom, I always want to make it for my family, but all the artificial flavors and preservatives make me cringe. Until now.
My Homemade Hamburger Helper recipe is a healthier version. Yes, I do make things that are sometimes not as healthy. I still make boxed food for my kids. I am human. However, I do try to use organic ingredients and make things homemade when I can. This recipe seriously doesn’t take any longer to make than the one that comes in a box. And I feel so much better about serving it to my family as well as eating it myself.
You can use organic meat, milk, and organic noodles too. That is what I did, but if you choose not to, my recipe is still a healthier version. Best of all this recipe is a one pot meal! No need to dirty another pot. We are busy moms, right?!
Homemade Hamburger Helper
- 1 lb. Lean Hamburger or Turkey buger
- 1/4 diced onions drained
- 2 cup of wheat elbow noodles
- 2 1/4 cups of milk
- 1 3/4 cups of hot water
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes drained
- Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- Cook lean hamburger and diced onions in large skillet over medium heat until meat is cooked through.
- Drain and return to skillet.
- Add uncooked noodles, milk, water, garlic powder, cornstarch, paprika, diced tomatoes (drained), salt and pepper.
- Stir ingredients together.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 10-12 minutes or until noodles are cooked. Stir occasionally.
- Add shredded cheddar cheese and mix well.
- Cook until cheese is melted.
- Serve and enjoy!