This taste better then hamburger helper and my kids love it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Add ground beef back to skillet and mix in tomatoes; season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir mixture until tomatoes are heated through, about 5 minutes.

  • Transfer beef mixture to a casserole dish; top with cooked macaroni. Spread cream cheese over macaroni and sprinkle Cheddar cheese over cream cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 45 minutes. Cool casserole for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

558 calories; protein 24.5g 49% DV; carbohydrates 26.8g 9% DV; fat 38.4g 59% DV; cholesterol 123.2mg 41% DV; sodium 571.9mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2016
Awesome amazing tastes good Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2017
Way too much cream cheese! Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2016
Awesome amazing tastes good Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2017
Way too much cream cheese! Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2018
Yummy, but needs more flavor. Whatever you season your burgers with would work perfect. Next time, I'm going to add French onion soup mix to the meat mixture. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/08/2015
Not a big hit with the family. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2016
Decided on this recipe because my family of five are sooo incredibly picky! With very little ingredients and the ease of putting it together it worked out wonderfully. Everyone loved it and even ate leftovers which never happens! I will make it again for sure. Oh and for the gluten intolerant folks (my daughter is one) I used brown rice pasta:O) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2020
great recipe. good base. i changed it up a bit. my first post lagged, so i hope I'm not posting twice. while browning the meat, i added salt/pepper (bout 1 tsp ea), onion (small, chopped), garlic (3 clove, chopped), chili (about 3tbsp - I like spice!), cumin (bout 2tsp), a pinch of oregeno and a good dust of garlic powder. once done I added the tomatoes (2 cans mandatory!), can of corn and mixed it up. once warm, i added the cream cheese (1 8oz pkg) and another dusting of chili and cumin. let it heat up, added the macaroni and a smidge more salt/pepper and about a 1/2c of the cheddar. keep mixing! added the last of the cheddar and popped the lot into the oven for 20min. mixed again. its fabulous. might need a bit more salt/pepper at the table, but its pretty damned good. the one thing of cream cheese plenty. i may add a bit more cheddar, though Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2018
I added onion and green pepper to the browned meat prior to adding the tomatoes and I only used one package of cream cheese. My family loved it. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2018
Too much cream cheese!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2018
I used gluten free pasta. I added turmeric oregano salt and minced onion to the meat. I used spaghetti sauce for the tomatoes. I only used one 8 oz cream cheese. I used 1/2 Colby Jack and 1/2 Mozzerela cheese on top.. Read More
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