4.86 from 7 votes
One Pan Homemade Hamburger Helper
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

A comforting, cozy and delicious hamburger helper that's not only much healthier and tastier than store bought but requires hardly any effort at all.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hamburger Pasta, Homemade Hamburger Helper
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 291 kcal
Author: The Seasoned Mom
  • 1 lb. ground beef I used 96% lean
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup uncooked wholegrain or regular elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons minced dried onion
  • ½ teaspoon minced dried garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: grated cheese; parsley
  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain off the fat, and add remaining ingredients to the skillet.
  2. Stir to combine, bring to a boil, and simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes (or until it reaches your desired thickness). Season with salt and pepper to taste; garnish with cheese and parsley, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Homemade Hamburger Helper
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 796mg 33%
Potassium 857mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 9.1%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 23.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.