Using this recipe, you can make your own Hamburger Helper Beef Pasta copycat meal. When I was a kid, Beef Pasta Hamburger Helper was a family favorite (at least for the kids.) Now most any pre-packaged meal seems so unhealthy as I’m pretty sure there is a preservative in there somewhere. I’m not sure if that is the case with Hamburger Helper, but I remember it having so much flavor. Then I started thinking, what if I were to make the mix homemade and add hamburger and noodles wouldn’t it be much healthier?  I started looking through my copycat cookbooks and on the internet for the recipe.

Here’s the best I could do with my Hamburger Helper copycat recipe but I think I did pretty good! Let me know how you like it or how you adapted it to your own liking.

Hamburger Helper Beef Pasta Copycat


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 3 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 8 ounces egg noodles


To start your beef pasta, brown ground beef with garlic and onion and drain. Mix hot water with bullion, cornstarch, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce together in bowl. Move browned beef and garlic to a pot and add liquid from bowl. Bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook until tender (about 15 minutes). Serve.

Don’t take my word for it, grab your skillet and try this recipe!  It’s quick, easy and delicious.  Who doesn’t have 30 minutes to make a meal?  Ok, most moms… I get it, but it is a healthier option than take out or fast food and tastes better.



  1. LB Johnson

    This was awesome. The second time I made it I replaced half the water with milk and added a pinch of nutmeg and crushed red pepper. My husband loved that.

  2. Family Elf

    That looks really good. I need to try it and I have always loved Hamburger Helper. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  3. I have tried A LOT of mock Hamburger Helper recipes. There is not one that has actually tasted like the boxed kind.

    This one totally does. My young HH addict self is thrilled. Thank you!!

  4. Fantastic recipe, I will have to give it a go. My son will love it!

  5. I am very picky when it comes to pasta recipes since I am Italian. This one looks good, I might try it

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