Homemade Cheeseburger Macaroni
This Homemade Cheeseburger Macaroni is a great recipe that is both a delicious and comforting meal that can be on the table in no time. Loaded with cheese and seasoned perfectly, this cheeseburger macaroni recipe is super easy and delicious. Definitely an easy weeknight meal the whole family is going to flip over.
Copycat Cheeseburger Macaroni Recipe
Making this copycat cheeseburger macaroni from scratch and in your own kitchen is the best. Growing up we ate the cheeseburger macaroni in the box all the time. Well not anymore. Making a homemade hamburger helper is so much better then the boxed version and taste so good. And if you love pasta and ground beef together, you are going to love this delicious cheeseburger macaroni. Our family sure does love this recipe.
Ground beef mixed with pasta and cheese equals comfort food at its best. Throw in some sour cream and you’ve just taken this dish to a whole new level. So delicious! I’ve actually included sour cream in the recipe but if you are not a fan, totally omit it and it’s just as scrumptious as ever.
Can I Use Different Types Of Cheese In Cheeseburger Macaroni?
Absolutely! If you like spicy, add some Pepper Jack or a more spicier cheese like Habanero. And if you like a sharper cheddar, use that type of cheese. Colby Jack is also a good alternative. My only suggestion is to freshly shred the cheese. I rarely ever buy pre-shredded cheese. It does not melt the same, and freshly shredded cheddar cheese tastes so much better. However, if you are in a pinch and a hurry, by all means, use what is easiest for you and your family.
Can I Use Ground Turkey Instead of Ground Beef In This Cheeseburger Macaroni?
Yes, of course. Ground turkey would make this a healthier version, and diced tomatoes and even a green or red bell pepper would be a great addition too. If you use ground turkey, you can use chicken broth instead of beef broth.
Ingredients Needed For Cheeseburger Macaroni
- Ground beef
- Elbow macaroni
- Onion, garlic
- Seasonings, salt and pepper
- Red pepper flakes
- Hot sauce
- Tomato paste
- Whole milk
- Beef broth
- Cheddar cheese
- Sour cream
How To Make Cheeseburger Macaroni
- In a large cast iron pan or skillet, add ground beef, onions and garlic. Cook until no longer pink and onions are translucent. Drain, return to pan.
- Sprinkle seasonings, salt and pepper, red pepper flakes over meat followed by hot sauce, tomato paste and flour. Stir.
- Pour milk and beef broth into pan, stir.
- Add macaroni noodles, stir and bring to a boil.
- Cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.
- Sprinkle with cheese, stir until melted, then add sour cream, stir and enjoy.
Try This Delicious Copycat Hamburger Macaroni Today
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- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp Cajon seasoning
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp green Cholula® hot sauce
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 3 Tbsp all purpose flour
- 2 1/2 cups whole milk
- 2 1/2 cups beef broth
- 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 3 cups dry macaroni noodles
- 1/2 cup sour cream, plus more as desired
In a large cast iron pan or skillet, add ground beef, onions and garlic. Cook until no longer pink and onions are translucent. Drain, return to pan.
Sprinkle seasonings, salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, over meat followed by hot sauce, tomato paste and flour. Stir.
Pour milk and beef broth into pan, stir.
Add macaroni noodles, stir and bring to a boil.
Cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Sprinkle with cheese, stir until melted, then add sour cream, stir and enjoy.
Recipe adapted from The Darling Gourmet
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