Like Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni

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“This recipe is a very inexpensive meal that makes super creamy hamburger helper. I like hamburger helper but it always dries out too fast. This recipe doesn't. Even the next day it stays super creamy!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb hamburger, browned
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 (7 1/4 ounce) packages Kraft macaroni and cheese (for 2 of the macaroni & cheese boxes use only the cheese mix & save the macaroni for soup or somethi)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 12 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder (to taste)


  1. Brown the hamburger in a dutch oven or 12 inch skillet. When browned, drain off fat. Rinse the hamburger, to make it lower in fat, if desired. It doesn't hurt the taste at all.
  2. Add the milk, butter, water, cheese package mixes, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add macaroni.
  3. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for about 7 minutes or until the macaroni is tender.
  4. Add garlic powder and season with salt to your taste.
  5. Add the cubed cream cheese and stir until melted and blended.
  6. Serve immediately. Yummy.

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