Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Dec. 15, 2023
Cheeseburger macaroni is the ultimate simple and fulfilling dinner that uses items I typically have in my cupboard. It's so easy to prepare and cooking all in one skillet makes it a snap for clean up. —Juli Meyers, Hinesville, Georgia


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Minced chives


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain.
  2. Stir in macaroni, broth, milk, ketchup, steak seasoning, mustard and onion powder; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle with chives.
Cheeseburger Macaroni Tips

How can you make cheeseburger macaroni your own?

Cheeseburger-inspired recipes are always a hit with kids and adults alike. Make this cheeseburger macaroni your own by swapping in your favorite shredded cheese like Monterey Jack, sharp cheddar or Swiss. If you love pickles, they'd also be a smart addition to make this dish taste even more like cheeseburgers. A sprinkle of cooked crumbled bacon wouldn't hurt either!

What can you serve with cheeseburger macaroni?

Sometimes it's tricky to decide what to serve with one-dish skillet meals. An easy side salad or buttery garlic bread recipe would go great with cheeseburger macaroni, and most other one-dish dinners.

How should you store leftovers of cheeseburger macaroni?

Store leftover cheeseburger macaroni covered in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. It could also be frozen for up to 3 months, but the noodles will become softer after thawing overnight and reheating in the microwave.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 338 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 611mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.