did that name just turn you right off? well don't let it! a couple years ago, i called nicki from the grocery store asking for dinner ideas with which i could use hamburger; i had some, but I wasn't in the mood for the typical tacos or spaghetti. she suggested cheeseburger pasta. to put it lightly, i was
grossed out leery, but i took her word for it and tried it out. let me say...yum-mo! we loved it! it's hearty and filling and super quick and easy. also, it's a kid-pleaser. my little guy eats it right up. it's probably not the dinner you want to make for guests or fancy occasions, but for a quick, week night, throw-it-together-and-eat kind of meal? yes sir. it does the job.
picture from here
They obviously used large shell noodles. I use small, but really any pasta will work.
What you need:
Adapted from Campbell's Cheeseburger Macaroni
1 lb. hamburger
1 can tomato soup
1 can cheddar cheese soup
12 oz. small shell noodles
1-3 C. water
brown hamburger (i always add s&p and some minced onion) and drain. add both soups, noodles, and 1 cup of water. let simmer until noodles are cooked. and that's it! the water cooks off pretty quickly, so i watch it and stir and add more water as i see fit. i said 1-3 cups of water because i truly don't measure. i start with about a cup and then add more as i go. top with grated cheddar cheese and serve with any kind of bread! easy peasy!