I’ve got a few recipes that are my go to recipes for our family, and our homemade hamburger helper is a staple in our family. And just like you can get different types of Hamburger Helper, you can mix it up for variety in this recipe.
Homemade Hamburger Helper ingredients
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Meat 1 pound: hamburger, ground turkey, Italian sausage (very yummy), shredded chicken
Thick sauce ingredient: cream cheese, soft cheese, cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, ranch dressing
Thinner Sauce ingredients: cream, chicken broth or beef broth
Homemade Hamburger Helper steps
First brown your meat (or if it’s leftovers heat them up). While this is going on cook whatever pasta you are going to use.
While the pasta is cooking add in the thick sauce ingredient. I usually add somewhere between 1/2 to 1 cup of this ingredient.
Once the pasta is done, drain it, and add it to the meat mixture. At this point add in the spices to add more flavor to the recipe.
Finally add in the thinner sauce ingredient. This will thin out the sauce and let you stir it a bit better.
As an added bonus you can add in parmesan cheese or feta cheese.
Our homemade hamburger helper is a huge hit at our house. It’s one of my go to meals for when we are short on time.
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