Homemade Hamburger Helper

Course Main Course

 Cuisine American

 Keyword ground beef dinner, Homemade Hamburger Helper, skillet dinner, stove top dinner

 Prep Time 5 minutes 

Servings 8

Cook Time 30 minutes 

Calories 397 kcal


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish optional


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, drain excess fat. Set aside.
  3. Add diced onion to the skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent.
  4. Stir in garlic and Italian seasoning.
  5. Whisk in flour until lightly browned. (About 1 minute)
  6. Whisk in beef stock and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 6 minutes.
  7. Stir in pasta, beef, and heavy cream.
  8. Stir in cheese until melted.
  9. Sprinkle the top with chopped parsley.
  10. Serve immediately.

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