clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Easy Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe (One Pot)

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: American


Love hamburger helper? Grab my Easy Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe which is even better! My easy, homemade one-pot cheeseburger pasta recipe is meaty, cheesy, and delicious and made in under 30 minutes time. 


Units Scale
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef (80/20 or better)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 4 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 8 oz. no salt added tomato sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 16 ounces macaroni noodles
  • 1 1/2 tsp mustard (I used Dijon mustard)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large oven-safe pot, cook the ground beef on medium heat until no longer pink. Remove from heat and drain off any excess fat in a colander.
  • Next, return to heat and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir until combined.
  • Add in the beef broth, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, and ketchup. Turn the heat up to high and bring the pot to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add in the macaroni noodles and cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally until the liquid has absorbed down some and the noodles are al dente.
  • Next, lower the heat to medium-low and add in the mustard, milk, and 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese. Stir until combined and place lid on the pot. Let sit for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened and the cheese has completely melted.
  • Remove lid and remove from heat. If desired, add an additional 1/2 cup of cheese on top and broil in the oven for 3 minutes until melted to a light golden brown.
  • Top with chopped green onion or any additional toppings and enjoy!
YouTube video


  • Recipe can easily be doubled if desired.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator and re-heat by placing individual servings in the microwave or reheat entire pot on the stove and add a little bit of milk to make it creamy again.

Keywords: cheeseburger pasta, easy cheeseburger pasta, hamburger pasta, hamburger helper pasta, cheeseburger hamburger helper, copycat hamburger helper, cheeseburger macaroni pasta, one pot cheeseburger pasta, one pot pasta, easy pasta recipe