Our 5 year old loves Cheesy Hamburger Helper Macaroni.  So much, that after last time I made it, we didn't have enough for 2 adults and 1 child.  Last night I made it again because I needed to cook something fast and easy while the baby slept.   So I reached for a box of Hamburger Helper....  But I only had one box!  What to do?

Also in the cupboard was a box of macaroni and cheese, so I thought, "hey lets put them together."

I followed the directions on the box of hamburger helper, but made the following changes:

  • when you add the hamburger helper ingredients, add the macaroni and cheese ingredients
  • increase the butter by 2 tablespoons, and the milk and water by 1/4 cup each.

It takes the same amount of time, and tastes great!  Plus you can feed a family on it.