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Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet

This 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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain.
  • 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.
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.

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  • oreo95
    Jun 9, 2020

    Made this last night. Definitely like that it was a quick one pot meal. Only used 2 cups of beef broth, (low sodium). Lacked some flavor, maybe because of the low sodium beef. Will definitely give it a try with additional seasonings.

  • strapp75
    Dec 4, 2019

    This is a nice quick dinner to have ready in no time. I didn't have milk and just used the beef broth and it was creamy on it's own. It is a recipe that can be easily adjusted with additional flavors if you like-I added Worchestershire, garlic powder. For those that don't care for a heavy tomato sauce based dish, this is a great alternative that is easily adaptable. Will make again, thank you!

  • Cupps
    Aug 22, 2019

    Excellent! Great for weekday lunches.

  • homemadewithlove
    Jun 23, 2019

    Good for weeknight meal and leftovers. 1 skillet prep and serve for easy dinner.

  • embeach30
    May 30, 2019

    This is really good and easy, and not too much clean-up needed.

  • Deedee
    Feb 24, 2019

    I had no steak seasoning but I added 2 dabs of Worcestershire sauce and voila. It's a big hit with the fam.

  • bjpalmer
    Jan 9, 2019

    One of my favorite weeknight meals. I love the flavor! Husband loves it too.

  • pogostk66
    Mar 14, 2018

    I changed the liquid to 1.5 cup of broth and 1.5 cup milk. Added onion, mushroom, and green pepper. Garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce, kept the rest the same.

  • cmuchip
    Jan 18, 2018

    My son's favorite dinner! And we like it too. Everyone has different tastes, and this recipe is super easy to manipulate to accommodate whatever fits your personal tastes. I don't buy Montreal Steak Seasoning, but whatever seasoning you do use will work in this recipe. I typically cut down the broth by a half cup to make it cook faster and makes it creamier, but like I said before, it's easy to adjust to fit your own needs and taste buds!

  • Psalm127-3
    Dec 16, 2017

    sadly think I'll pass on this one. the ingredients don't grab my attention saying "make me" plus ingredients are directed to low cal low sodium low fat. I dont have a big appetite but also don't typically purpose these ingreds. MSSeasoning usually (I've looked) contain MSG unless I make my own-sorry for neg post.