How To Stretch Out Your Hamburger Helper in a Pinch
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.