Great, cheap, easy meal, perfect for college students who need to save some cash!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef, onion, soy sauce and garlic until beef is brown and juices run clear.

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  • While beef is cooking, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • Return cooked pasta to its pot over low heat; stir in milk and butter. Stir in beef mixture until well combined. Stir in cheese slices, one at a time, until melted. Serve at once.

Nutrition Facts

551 calories; protein 29g 58% DV; carbohydrates 56.5g 18% DV; fat 23.7g 37% DV; cholesterol 76.5mg 26% DV; sodium 1492.3mg 60% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (132)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2007
I added a slight twist to the original recipe and I got rave reviews for the dish! I used a packet of Taco Seasoning on the ground beef used monteray jack and colby cheeses instead of american and crumbled nacho cheese flavoured doritos on the top of it. Nearly everyone in my family helped themselves to seconds!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/27/2011
Not my favorite recipes I used egg noodles instead. Read More
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188 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 72
  • 3 star values: 34
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2007
I added a slight twist to the original recipe and I got rave reviews for the dish! I used a packet of Taco Seasoning on the ground beef used monteray jack and colby cheeses instead of american and crumbled nacho cheese flavoured doritos on the top of it. Nearly everyone in my family helped themselves to seconds!!! Read More
(101)
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2007
Great recipe! Modifications that I made: 1 teaspoon of "Taco Seasoning 1" and used 1/4 cup of cheddar and 1/4 cup monterrey Jack cheese instead of the American slices. Since I was out of milk I used 1/3 cup light sour cream instead. My husband loves this one! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2002
Great recipe for people who surf the net too long and find they don't have much time left to get the dinner on! It was easy; had all ingredients; tasty and filling and best of all the kids loved it! I have added this to my recipe box. Happy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
One of my favorites now- One little tip: I've found if you use generic soy sauce- follow the recipe; however if you use the higher quality stuff you may want to use a little less- I've made this recipe with wheat pasta lean ground beef skim milk and fat-free Kraft Singles which turned it into a great low-fat dinner too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2007
Just got done eating this for dinner and my husband and I both agree that it is very tasty. I added some Velveeta cheese and a little bit of leftover shredded sharp cheddar and left out maybe one or two of the American cheese slices. What's weird is my husband and I both really like Hamburger Helper but I won't buy it anymore because of the trans fat in it (I try to avoid most foods with hyrdogenated oils). So this to us was like Hamburger Helper only better. Thanks for the easy quick and yummy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2009
My family LOVED this. We used 1lb of ground beef instead of 1/2 and used half cheddar cheese and half American cheese. YUMMY!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2008
My family just got done eating this for dinner. It was fabulous!! I changed a few things like more meat and pasta less soy sauce I add taco seasoning and used monterey jack and colby cheese. I also used garlic and onion powder. I have two very picky step children and they loved this meal!! Thanks for the great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2010
This is quick and easy and both my husband and son like it. I have found that it is tastier with more cheese. Insttead of American cheese slices I use a shredded 5-cheese blend. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2009
This recipe is just like it says Beefy Cheesy Pasta. My husband I enjoyed this homemade version of Hamburger Helper. I did change the recipe a bit and added some sour cream and a little prepared mustard to it. My consistency before adding the sour cream was a bit too dry in my opinion. It was a nice change to our weeknight meal selections. It was fast easy tasty. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/27/2011
Not my favorite recipes I used egg noodles instead. Read More
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