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Best Crockpot Hamburger Helper Recipe

Here is a really easy crockpot hamburger helper recipe you’ve got to try!! Super simple to make with uncooked elbow macaroni noodles. One of the best slow cooker goulash style dinners according to my kids. Add cheese and make it cheeseburger hamburger helper if you like!

crockpot hamburger helper recipeThis 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, affiliate links present)

  • I cook the bacon first, leave the juices, then throw in the ground beef and  diced onion together.
  • That way 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.

crockpot hamburger helper recipe

That is my style of dinner time meals. Very little prep needs to be done for this homemade version our family loves with a side salad or green beans.

This is what you’ll need to make this easy crockpot hamburger helper recipe

    1. Ground beef
    2. Spaghetti sauce
      1. store bought or this is our favorite one
    3. Onion
    4. Diced tomatoes
    5. Beef broth or water could be used
    6. Elbow macaroni noodles – put it in uncooked
    7. Sharp cheddar cheese is optional to add to your homemade hamburger helper, or make a cheeseburger macaroni version

Here’s a video showing you how we make this easy crockpot recipe. Total and complete comfort food in a bowl.

 

 

crockpot hamburger helper recipe

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 30 minutes because it takes that much time to put everything away when we get home, grate the cheese, and set the table anyway.
  • Cover and cook for the last bit so they’re tender, allow to sit and thicken in pot with lid off for 15 minutes, top with seasoning salt and more cheese, then serve!

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:

crockpot hamburger helper recipe

 

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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).

And the printable recipe as well:

Crockpot Hamburger Helper Recipe

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! 
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot, easy, goulash, hamburger, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 424kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

Video

Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Hamburger Helper Recipe
Amount Per Serving (6 oz)
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 209mg9%
Potassium 398mg11%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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RAMONA

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

I love this recipe

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Thursday 26th of July 2018

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