(Closed) Homemade Hamburger Helper – Help!

posted 9 years ago in Cooking
Post # 4
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve never made hamburger helper so I don’t know if I’ll be a big help… 

However I’ve made cheese sauce before, and adding the cheese to the milk just like that will probably make your sauce way too thin. 

What I do: melt a good amount of butter in a saucepan (sorry I never measure, but about half a stick), slowly add flour and mix well. Again, no measurements, but i go until I have a very thick paste. Then very gradually add milk while mixing, until you get a sauce of the consistancy that you like. At the end, add the cheese.


Post # 5
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I guess it depends on what type of hamburger helper you are trying to make. The cheeseburger will probably need milk (maybe water also), cheese, paprika, garlic, onion powder, and probably cornstarch to thinken it. I dont think it will need as much velveeta as you are thinking though. Or it might be like macaroni and cheese with beef (Which kind of sounds good too though) Good Luck!!

Post # 7
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

It sounds like you did well on your own but here is another recipe that I have tried once before. The sauce wasn’t as thick as what you probably ended up with though.


You could also try something with the new Philadelphia Cooking Creme. It’s really high in salt, so definitely avoid it if that is a concern.

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