This cheeseburger macaroni recipe is one of the staple weeknight meals I made on busy nights. Cheeseburger macaroni and cheese is made with ground beef, macaroni, Velveeta, and sauce made with ketchup and mustard. It is so simple to make and literally tastes like a cheeseburger casserole even though it is made right on the stove top.
How to Make Homemade Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese
For any of you hamburger helper lovers, this is a great knock-off without the box. Start by browning up a pound of hamburger. Then grab your three main ingredients.
Add water, ketchup, and mustard to the cooked ground beef.
Bring to a boil and add 2 cups of uncooked macaroni.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes until macaroni is tender.
Once the macaroni is tender, add Velveeta, cubed to the mixture. Stir until the cheese is melted.
I love pickles on my cheeseburgers, so I, of course, added a pickle to the top of this dish.
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Instant Pot Taco Hamburger Pasta
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 2-¼ cups water
- ½ cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 2 cup elbow macaroni uncooked
- 12 ounces Velveeta
- Brown beef in a large skillet.
- Drain any grease and then add water, ketchup, and mustard.
- Bring to a boil and then stir in uncooked macaroni. Reduce heat to medium-low heat, cover and cook 8-10 minutes till macaroni is tender.
- Add cheese in cubes. Stir until melted.
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My daughter just had a burger topped with mac n cheese which I thought was strange. I thought to make it just like yours... much easier to eat and you get the same flavors. Thanks for the party.
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Thanks for the party! I pinned your Cheeseburger Macaroni - I can't wait to try it - I know my kiddos will LOVE it 🙂
Your Cheeseburger Mac looks delicious. Hope you have a good week and thanks for hosting!
Emily @ Zweber Family Farms
I love Cheesburger Mac! Thanks for the recipe Leah!
Beef & Macaroni is one of my kids favorite meals 🙂
I made this the other night with 1 1/2 Daiya's vegan cheddar cheese blocks. It was delicious! Although if anyone is going to make it vegan, I'd say just one block of cheese is sufficient! Is not the recommended amount of cheese but it will do the trick.
Tried it again with only one block of cheese...much better! My husband said I could even go lighter on the cheese next time but I thought it was delicious!