Now you can make this childhood comfort food from scratch! This HomemadeHamburger Helper Recipe has all the flavor and the creaminess that you love in this easy skillet dish.
When I was a kid, I absolutely loved Hamburger Helper. In fact, it was one of my favorites up to my mid to late twenties. There would not be a time when I would go to the grocery store and not buy a few boxes of this dish and eat it, at least, once a week. That’s how nuts I was about this dish. Maybe it was tapping into the childhood memories for me so eating it was a bit nostalgic. Whatever the reason, it was something I enjoyed.
What’s in this Homemade Hamburger Helper recipe?
There are several recipes out there that I have seen for this dish. I’ve tried a few on my own and, although there are a few that have come close, this recipe gets it close to me. I started off by making a roux-base mixture and added all types of seasonings and cheese to the sauce. I added some cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, and onion and garlic powder to bring out that classic flavor. The true winner when it comes to flavor is the cumin. That seasoning brings it home for me. Along with the flavors added to the sauce, the creamy cheesy sauce is the comfort realm in this dish. It’s easy and it’s the same sauce started I used in my Baked Macaroni and Cheese.