Simple Healthy Homemade Hamburger Helper Skillet: A boxed classic has been given a healthy upgrade, but yet still comes together in one pan for an easy, pleasing family meal. 

Homemade Hamburger Helper Skillet

An easy skillet dinner has been given a healthy upgrade, but yet still comes together in one pan, making this homemade hamburger helper a perfect weeknight meal. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword American Goulash, Homemade Hamburger Helper
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 358 kcal


  • 1 pound ground sirloin or turkey
  • 1 6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 3 1/2 cups MSG free low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups dried whole wheat elbow macaroni noodles
  • 1 teaspoon Worchestire sauce


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the meat and brown up, breaking up into small pieces. Once meat is cooked, drain off any fat and return to heat.
  2. Add tomato paste and seasonings. Cook for 2 minutes to develop flavor. Add in tomato sauce and beef broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Add in noodles and turn down to medium heat. Cook for 10-12 minutes, stirrinng occasionally, or until noodles cooked through and sauce is absorbed.
  4. Stir in Worschestire sauce and serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Hamburger Helper Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 920mg 38%
Potassium 761mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 3.6%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.