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Homemade Hamburger Helper Stroganaff (Sort of) Recipe

Get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes with this easy skillet homemade hamburger helper stroganaff recipe. Browned ground beef combined with noodles and a creamy sauce makes this a favorite meal even picky eaters will love.

Homemade hamburger helper recipe in a cast iron skillet.

Why you’ll love this easy hamburger helper recipe

I’m pretty sure actual hamburger helper wasn’t even in existance when I was a little girl – but my Mom made this version of her own on days when she needed to get dinner on the table fast. This recipe is:

  • Quick and easy! You can have it done from start to finish in less than 30 minutes.
  • Not complicated – This simple homemade hamburger helper only requires a few ingredients – and is so simple to make. In fact, it was the first meal I learned to cook as a teenager all on my own!
  • A favorite meal for even picky eaters – I had one boy who was particularly fussy about meals. This one always made him so happy, and he even still loves it as an adult now!
Ingredients needed for homemade hamburger helper stroganaff with mushroom soup and corn recipe.

Ingredients You’ll Need for Homemade Hamburger Helper

Please note: A printable recipe card is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience. Although there are always helpful tips in the recipe articles that may be of help and interest to you, you can always print off the recipe, punch it with a 3 hole punch and put it in your recipe binder to use it for later.

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced (optional)
  • 1 can whole kernal corn, drained
  • 2 cups dried pasta noodles (I used rotini this time, but even macaroni will do)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup

Watch this recipe being made!

I turned on the camera while I cooked up this meal. So, come on into my little kitchen as we make this Hamburger Helper meal!

Step by step Instructions for Homemade Hamburger Helper

  1. Fill a large pot 2/3 of the way full with hot water and salt it generously. If you like exact measurements, use 4 cups water with 1 tablespoon of salt sprinkled in. Put a lid on it, set the burner on high temperature and wait for it to boil.
  2. While the water is heating up to boil (to cook the pasta in), brown the hamburger and onion together in a large skillet. Salt and pepper to taste. Once the hamburger is totally brown and no pink is showing, and the onions are transluscent, remove from the burner and drain off any access grease.
browned ground beef and onions in a cast iron skillet as the base for this homemade hamburger helper recipe.
  1. Meanwhile, once the water boils, pour in the dried pasta and cook according to the package directions for the amount of time for “al dente” pasta. Drain the cooked pasta using a strainer or colendar.
Cooked pasta noodles, mushroom soup and corn being stirred into the browned hamburger mixture in a cast iron skillet.
  1. Once the pasta is cooked, pour the pasta, cream of mushroom soup, and drained corn into the skillet with the browned ground beef mixture. Stir to combine.
Homemade hamburger helper stroganaff in a cast iron skillet ready to serve.
  1. Place back on the burner over medium heat, stirring constantly for a few minutes to heat everything up together and combine the flavors.
Close up of homemade hamburger helper in a skillet.

What do you serve with Homemade Hamburger Helper

If you want to make this more like a stroganaff dish, you can stir in a little sour cream if you’d like. We, however, liked ours with just a drizzle of ketchup. (Yes, we’re definitely a ketchup family!)

Here are some side dishes that go well with homemade hamburger helper:

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Homemade Hamburger Helper Stroganaff

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes with this easy skillet homemade hamburger helper stroganaff recipe. Browned ground beef combined with noodles and a creamy sauce makes this a favorite meal even picky eaters will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced (optional)
  • 1 can whole kernal corn, drained
  • 2 cups dried pasta noodles (I used rotini this time, but even macaroni will do)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup

Instructions

  1. Fill a large pot 2/3 of the way full with hot water and salt it generously. If you like exact measurements, use 4 cups water with 1 tablespoon of salt sprinkled in. Put a lid on it, set the burner on high temperature and wait for it to boil.
  2. While the water is heating up to boil (to cook the pasta in), brown the hamburger and onion together in a large skillet. Salt and pepper to taste. Once the hamburger is totally brown and no pink is showing, and the onions are transluscent, remove from the burner and drain off any access grease.
  3. Meanwhile, once the water boils, pour in the dried pasta and cook according to the package directions for the amount of time for “al dente” pasta. Drain the cooked pasta using a strainer or colendar.
  4. Place back on the burner over medium heat, stirring constantly for a few minutes to heat everything up together and combine the flavors.
  5. Once the pasta is cooked, pour the pasta, cream of mushroom soup, and drained corn into the skillet with the browned ground beef mixture. Stir to combine.

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  1. This is a simple, quick recipe that is guaranteed to be loved by the whole family, even picky eaters. Truly a delicious and convenient dish for a quick dinner.

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