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My step son begs for hamburger helper and we don't buy a lot of processed food.... So I made this with whole wheat noodles and "homemade velveeta" ( 8 oz American cheese, 4 oz cheddar and 1 1/2 cups milk), and he LOVED it! We had leftovers and ate it the next day, and it tasted even better!
If you haven't had Velvetta in 20 years - skip this recipe - you won't enjoy being reintroduced. I was looking for an easy comfort food dish, and saw the 5 stars so I thought I would try this. I always make something exact to the recipe the first time and then on the second add my own spin. Not using Velveeta and making my own cheese sauce might make it better.
I gave it 5 stars only because its very good for what it is.. a mac n cheese dish. It is quick, easy and inexpensive and the kids love it. If judged against all foods I'd give it a 3. Only change to the recipe was that I only had 1 and 1/2 cups of macaroni so I reduced the water to 1 and 1/2 cups as well. Came out great. Loved the one pot deal. My grandson loved it. All was well with the world.
This recipe has great potential but needs just a few minor changes. I used V8 juice for most of the water (2 small cans plus the water to make 2 cups). I did not use 8 ounces of cheese - I think that would be way overkill. I probably used about 4 ounces. I don't know that the sour cream added anything. I added a few red pepper flakes to my own portion to add some slight heat. Overall this is satisfying comfort food and can be changed to personal preferences. Thanks!
i was looking for a homemade hamburger helper and came across this recipe. i used it as a start because i did make some changes but my family loved it. I used 1 lb of ground organic turkey 2 tsp of both garlic and onion powder one qtr onion 1cup milk and 1cup water and about 2.5 cups rotini since i did not have elbows. i also omitted sour cream since i did not have. i used mozzarella but not a full 8 oz. it was really good and a great alternate to the box. will def make again and would prob add a veggi like broccoli.
I'd rather dirty a skillet and my pasta pot and get it in half the time. Cook your pasta while you are browning your meat and seasonings. Drain the cooked pasta then add it to the meat mixture. I'm not a fan of Velveeta, so I used Asadero and cheddar (about half/half in portion). I did not add minced onion, I used french onion dip instead of sour cream at the end. Easy and quick.
Higher mark for quickness and ease. I upped the flavor by using tomato sauce in place of water and a mixture of cheeses, mosteralla, cheddar and pepper jack. Also wheat elbow macaroni. Could still taste better.