Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff

You don’t need to buy a box of Hamburger helper for something this easy, and the taste is so much better! It’s quick and easy. You can eliminate many preservatives when you prepare recipes from scratch.

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Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff

Thanks to Maclll for sharing this recipe.

Homemade Hamburger Helper

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  • Recipe Type: Casserole Recipes, Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Main dish Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 6
Homemade Hamburger Helper

You can try making your own version of hamburger helper.


  • 1 pound of ground beef

  • 1 packet of Lipton beefy onion soup mix

  • 4 1/2 cups of water

  • 1 pound of bow tie pasta 

  • 1 can of mushroom soup (if you want)

  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup sour cream


Brown the ground beef and then drain off fat in a large skillet that has a lid. Add the onion soup mix and water and mushroom soup mix (if you want). Mix well and bring to a boil. Add the Bow Tie pasta and bring back to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium high and cover. Cook for 10-12 minutes. Take off heat and gently stir in the sour cream. Enjoy this quick and delicious version and you won’t go back to the box.

If you would like to make more of a meal out of this, add some fresh broccoli or other vegetables. If you want a cheesy dish use a cheese instead of the sour cream. Throw in some diced tomatoes and really enjoy something nice! Thanks to Maclll for sharing this recipe.

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  • Tammy Barnett

    I made this tonight and tried to make it healthier with using lean ground chicken, fiber rich pasta, low fat mushroom soup, and reduced fat sour cream. With one packet of the beefy onion soup mix it seemed very bland to me, so I added the second pouch of seasoning mix then noticed between the two packets it totaled 600% of your daily value of salt. To me, this outweighs the benefits of making it yourself with healthier ingredients. It was good but I’m not sure if I’ll make it again. I will probably make my own seasoning mix next time and use low sodium beef broth. Good recipe though in general. My husband really loved it.

  • Larry Saunders

    Try adding half water and half apple juice. It will make the recipe an even greater hit.

  • Courtney

    You can easily and cheaply replace the cream of (whatever) soups in most recipes by making a white sauce instead. This allows you to control the fat & sodium as well as adjusting for dairy issues.

    The ratio is 1 T butter to 1 T flour to 1 cup milk. Double the amounts if you are replacing a whole can of soup. Melt the butter in a skillet over med-low heat and stir in flour until combined. Add the milk and stir constantly with a whisk to remove lumps. Keep stirring intermittently until the sauce thickens. Add salt & pepper to taste. Set aside and add to your casserole in place of your cream soup. If you miss the mushrooms, you can saute some in a little more butter and add it to the sauce. You can also add things like garlic powder & onion powder if you like them.

    If you can’t eat dairy use oil or dairy-free margarine and substitute unsweetened & unflavored soymilk. (If you use soy milk, add a pinch of nutmeg to cut the soy flavor.)

  • madeleine

    i didnt really care for this recipe. it took quite a while for the pasta to cook and it seemed like if there was more liquid, it probably would have cooked faster. and the taste was just ok. i taste like it WAS out of a box.

  • Gloria

    I made this for dinner last night. I was surprised. It was awesome, so tasty! My family loved it!

  • patsy

    I’d like to see a recipe for how to make Jimmy Dean Sausage at home.