Here is a really easy crockpot hamburger helper recipe you’ve got to try!! Super simple to make with uncooked macaroni noodles and one of the best crockpot goulash style dinners according to my kids. Add cheese and make it cheeseburger hamburger helper if you like!
This crockpot hamburger helper recipe is really amazingly easy! There’s something about a casserole in the crock pot that just makes you feel good…..whether it’s winter or summertime! We use our slow cooker at least once a week on days that are going to be really busy and we won’t get home until dinnertime. That way I can throw it all in before we leave and know it will be ready when we are “starving” after swimming or whatever activity we have that day. It’s definitely one of our favorite crockpot recipes on the blog. (originally published 8/16)
I cook the bacon first, leave the juices, then throw in the ground beef and diced onion together so all the flavors meld together. That’s all you need to precook.
Throw that into the crockpot with all of the other ingredients and it’s ready to cook all day.
This is what you’ll need to make this easy crockpot hamburger helper recipe
- Ground beef
- Spaghetti sauce
- Diced tomatoes
- Elbow macaroni noodles – put it in uncooked
Here’s a video showing you how we make it:
You can use any kind of noodles you like but if they have it I grab a box of macaroni or rotini pronto noodles that cook a bit faster.
It’s not a big deal to throw them in for the last half hour because it takes that much time to put everything away when we get home, grate the cheese, and set the table anyway.
If you’ve jumped on the pressure cooker train we also made a version of this called Instant Pot chili mac that you should try next that takes just 5 minutes as well as:
- You will LOVE our crockpot lasagna casserole too
- Here’s a roundup of other crockpot hamburger recipes
It’s a warm feel good meal that my kids ask me to make often and even my husband and I like it (I eat it the next day for lunch too and it’s amazing).
- If you don’t have a larger crockpot this one is seriously my favorite!
And the printable recipe as well:
Crockpot Hamburger Helper Recipe
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 jar spaghetti sauce
- 1/2 onion diced
- 1 tsp garlic
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 1/2 c water
- 5-6 pcs bacon
- 1 box macaroni noodles 12-16 oz, uncooked
- 1 c cheddar cheese
- Precook ground beef with onions.
- Cook bacon and dice pieces.
- Throw these in as well as all other ingredients into your crockpot except the macaroni noodles.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hrs.
- Uncover and stir in entire box of uncooked macaroni noodles, stir, recover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until noodles are tender. Serve topped with cheese if desired.
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