Wednesday, September 7, 2011


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!


JaredLauraDespain said...

Your site is AMAZING! I love all your recipes. I've bookmarked a whole bunch of them (about 15 so far). Your recipes are things even I can do! I found this site through a friend, a link on her blog. And I love your humor. Very funny. My husband already thanks you.

Shantel said...

I just have to say - this actually looks pretty good. The thing that I love about your blog is that you are good at posting recipes that you can make on a regular "don't-have-a-lot-of-time-but-need-something-good" kind of night. Other food blogs get too intense to the point that as much as I would like the meal - it's never going to happen. Thanks for keeping it real!

My Project Corner said...

This is one of our old time favorites. You girls are still doing and great job. Love the blog.