Cheesy Hamburger Mac

Cheesy Hamburger Mac

Oh my goodness, cheesy hamburger mac is a must! This recipe is oozing with cheese and deliciousness! It is simple to make and is loved by all ages! 

cheesy burger mac

As a kid I never had hamburger helper, but cheese and pasta were definitely the main food groups of my diet back then..nothing wrong with that. I still have never had hamburger helper to this day, but I am always up for a challenge and wanted to make a cheesy hamburger pasta of my own.

In comparison to the typical recipe, this is higher in protein, lower in calories, and equally as delicious! I promise you, when you make this dish, you will look forward to when you can eat it again…and your kids will love it too! What child does not love cheesy pasta?!?! Yes I know, not a one.

cheesy hamburger mac

Here is what you will need for the cheesy hamburger mac:
  • Lean Ground Beef
  • Rotini or Spiral Pasta
  • Skim Milk
  • Shredded Fat Free Cheese
  • Onion
  • Flour
  • Tomato Paste
  • Better Than Bouillon Beef Base
  • Cane Sugar
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
cheesy hamburger mac
Instructions for the cheesy hamburger mac:
  1. To begin, finely chop the onion
  2. Spray a pan with cooking spray and cook the ground beef over medium heat until cooked through
  3. Now add the chopped onion and cook until translucent
  4. Now, stir in the beef bouillon, 1 and ¾ cups of water, and the milk
  5. Now add the tomato paste, spices, and flour
  6. Bring everything to a boil and add in the pasta
  7. Cook for 8-10 minutes
  8. Stir in the cheddar cheese and then remove from the pan
  9. Serve right away or save up for the week for some meal prep
  10. This recipe yields 5-6 delicious servings!

cheesy hamburger mac

You guys are going to love this one! I promise, cheesy hamburger mac is here to stay.

If you like this recipe, you will also like this my skinny baked ziti.

Cheesy Hamburger Mac

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Calories 365 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Lean Ground Beef
  • 5 ounces Rotini or Spiral Pasta
  • 430 mL Skim Milk 2 cups
  • 1 3/4 cup Water
  • 130 grams Shredded Fat Free Cheese 1 1/4 cup
  • 140 grams Onion 1/2 an onion
  • 21 grams Flour 2 tbsp
  • 45 gram Tomato Paste 3 tbsp
  • 10 grams Better Than Bouillon Beef Base
  • 1 tsp Cane Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

Instructions
 

  • To begin, finely chop the onion
  • Spray a pan with cooking spray and cook the ground beef over medium heat until cooked through
  • Now add the chopped onion and cook until translucent
  • Now, stir in the beef bouillon, 1 and ¾ cups of water, and the milk
  • Now add the tomato paste, spices, and flour
  • Bring everything to a boil and add in the pasta
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes
  • Stir in the cheddar cheese and then remove from the pan
  • Serve right away or save up for the week for some meal prep
  • This recipe yields 5-6 delicious servings!

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 278 grams
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 64.8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.2g 11%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 63.7mg 21%
Sodium 1,057.7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 38.2g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Sugars 7.8g
Protein 35.3g 71%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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