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Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet Recipe

Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet Recipe

This is the ultimate simple and fulfilling dinner that uses items I typically have right in my own cupboard. 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. YIELD: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 (4 ounces) 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. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 338 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 611mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 27g protein.

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shannondobos User ID: 5115022 253639
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016

"I made this tonight because it used just a few ingredients and looked quick. This was incredibly tasty! I thought the Montreal steak spice gave it some extra kick, and I'm surprised that some other reviewers found it bland. It thickened just right for me (again, many reviewers seemed to have a problem with this). I made this exactly as is and will definitely make again! My picky two year old gave it a huge thumbs up and had 2nds...then 3rds!"

katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 249945
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2016

"This was easy, quick and wonderful. It reminds me of my Mom's American Chop Suey recipe but without the heavy tomato base. The whole family loved it. I had no problem with too much liquid or not thick enough. It was great! Thank you for sharing we will be making this again."

AllisonO User ID: 7446023 248082
Reviewed May. 10, 2016

"This is a keeper! I think the flavors work very well together, particularly the addition of the steak seasoning. I used whole milk because it's what I had on-hand and I used slightly more than the 3 cups of broth (I used two cans which is almost four cups), but the recipe turned out wonderfully."

jdtrier User ID: 4932104 152784
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

"This has quickly become a family favorite. easy to make, and if there are leftovers, they heat up great for lunches later in the week."

Michelle near Mt. Rainier User ID: 1540401 119227
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"I just made this today (7/10/14) and it is a huge hit even with my little guy that doesn't like Hamburger Helper. I did it exactly like the recipe with out problems. I'm not sure why anyone would have problems with it thickening unless they didn't read the ingredients to see that it is uncooked pasta. I will be making it again!"

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 119199
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"Simple, family friendly dinner!"

MMahala User ID: 6543116 189198
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"I only added 1 cup of beef broth and it was the perfect amount. Next time I will use Webber's Gourmet Hamburger seasoning instead of steak seasoning. easy, fast and perfect for a weeknight dinner."

mimirita User ID: 6302531 125452
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"Way too bland for my family. So, I added garlic and chili powder, still not very good. I would not recommend. I did not have too much broth as others mentioned."

cynandtom User ID: 2224843 140050
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"The dish was okay. I added more pasta which absorbed the extra liquid."

ColleenaG User ID: 1190332 139172
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"Great flavor and so easy to make. Did not have a problem with thickening. I made a salad and chocolate pudding for family was happy."

p2msr User ID: 959023 119195
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"This is very tasty. The recipe does not instruct you to thicken and having to do so makes it less easy. I think Taste of Home should check the amount of beef broth; it's way too much."

BlaineL User ID: 1323708 189197
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"Very tasty and easy. I agree that there was a lot of liquid. I will probably reduce the amount of broth next time."

hob32scrobe User ID: 5392924 140048
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"This is a delicious and quick recipe. We loved it! It didn't however, thicken in 10-15 minutes. In fact, there was so much liquid I had to thicken it. I was very careful to measure the exact amounts. I will make this one again, but I'll be sure to thicken it sooner."

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