One Pot Hamburger Helper (5 Ingredients Recipe)

One Pot Hamburger Helper (5 Ingredients Recipe)

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If you’re looking for a simple, delicious meal that’s made with only 5 ingredients, this is the recipe for you. One Pot Hamburger Helper is rich, creamy, and so easy to make! 

  • Author: Jessica
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American/Canadian


Units Scale
  • 1 pound lean beef or plant based veggie ground
  • 3 cups marinara or tomato sauce
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 5 cups shell noodles
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a large pan over medium heat, cook beef for 5 to 6 minutes, until no longer pink. Or, if using plant based veggie ground, break apart and cook for 2 to 3, until heated through.
  2. Add sauce, broth, and noodles. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 12 to 17 minutes. Cook until noodles are al dente.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese. Mix until cheese is melted.


  • Nutritional information is approximate and is based on lean ground beef, not plant based veggie ground. 


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of pasta dish
  • Calories: 1036.65kcal
  • Sugar: 15.07g
  • Sodium: 1838.68mg
  • Fat: 27.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.74g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7.21g
  • Trans Fat: 0.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 132.38g
  • Fiber: 8.46g
  • Protein: 62.22g
  • Cholesterol: 122.28mg

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