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Homemade Hamburger Helper Macaroni casserole

A delicious and healthier version of everyone's favorite, Hamburger Helper! A blend of beef and pork along with some vegetables this macaroni casserole is a hands-down favorite with my kids. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 624 kcal
Author foodnessgracious

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 small green pepper diced
  • 1 small yellow squash diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 cups elbow macaroni cooked and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheese see note above

Instructions

  1. In a large pan or deep heavy pot, heat the olive oil and add the diced onion. Cook until soft, 2-3 minutes.

  2. Add both types of meat and cook until no longer pink.

  3. Drain any grease from the pan and add the pepper, squash, and celery. Mix until well combined.

  4. Add the spices and mix well.

  5. Pour in the broth, tomatoes and tomato sauce and pasta.

  6. Mix well and simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

  7. Add the cheese and mix through until the cheese has melted. Garnish with parsley and green onions if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Hamburger Helper Macaroni casserole
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 624 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 700mg 29%
Potassium 534mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 11.4%
Vitamin C 18.6%
Calcium 25.2%
Iron 14.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.