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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 275.6
  • Total Fat: 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 51.2 mg
  • Sodium: 714.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 28.2 g

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Cheesy Hamburger Casserole

Submitted by: CRAZYGEMINIGIRL
Cheesy Hamburger Casserole

Introduction

A casserole the entire family will love. A casserole the entire family will love.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 cups elbow macaroni
    1 cup chopped onions
    1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
    16 oz 93% lean ground beef
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, low fat
    1 can diced tomatoes

    1 tbsp oregano
    1 tbsp basil
    1 tbsp ground cumin
    salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350*F.
Cook macaroni according to package and drain.
In a skillet, saute onions and peppers until soft.
Remove and set aside.
Brown hamburger and drain.
Add onions, peppers, meat, tomatoes, oregano, basil, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix together.
Add mixture to macaroni and pour in a baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Heat in oven for 5 minutes.
Add cheese to the top and bake until cheese melts and dish is bubbly.
Let set for about 5 minutes before cutting.







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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    It was great. I wish people would put the amount the serving is. This one is 1 1/3 cups. - 4/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Oh WOW! I too added the cream of mushroom soup and about 1/3 a can of water. I also seasoned my meat with Weber Gourmet Burger seasoning and it was awesome! Thanks so much for a great recipe! My family loved it!! - 6/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I simply love this meal. I had to mix the cheese in through. The 1st time I made it I baked it on top and it was way too dry. I also kept in the tomato sauce with my no salt added tomatoes. Just amazing! A family favorite. Also it fed 8 people so less calories than you think. - 9/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I added fat free cream of mushroom soup, diced tomatoes with spices in it, garlic, and just did it over the stovetop. It's really good!! - 2/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this receipe I did make some changes . First I didn't bake it, my baking dish broke so I did a big one-pot type deal after I cooked my meat. I left out the pepper(forgot to buy), added 98% fat free cream of mush soup and added garlic. The tomatoes came with chilies. Very yummy! - 10/26/08

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this today and I to made a few changes just like the others did. I cooked the green pepper & onion with the meat. I added cream of mushroom soup and I didn't have any orgeano so I used thyme instead. And combined a bunch of cheese with it and put some on the top. And that really did the trick - 7/26/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added the mushroom soup as others mentioned. This was very good and I will definitely make it again! - 4/6/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good - will be making again! - 12/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Everyone loved this, including my picky 17 and twin 11 yr olds - they wanted more! I ate this w/out the noodles and am glad I put some away to have as a leftover! My fav. so far! However I did use reg. shredded cheeses and we have beefalo instead of reg hamburger. - 10/30/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We did ours in a skillet. It was wonderful. If you are ever in the mood for cheesy mac try this. It satisfied my craving for something not chicken or turkey. - 8/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very good and it made enough for my family to have it for two nights. I made a couple of changes, as suggested in other posts. I added 1 15oz can of tomato sauce, fresh oregano, thyme and basil and a whole green pepper. I only added 1 1/2 tsp of cumin and made it all in one pot, - 7/23/09

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I forgot the can of tomatoes at the store so I used salsa. It was still a little dry so maybe adding some sort of sauce would be good. - 5/11/09

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was good. I mistakenly used fat free cheese and it just dried out on the top so had to add some additional regular cheese to melt. - 12/15/08

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    SO bland! What a waste of ingredients!
    - 2/22/13

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My picky eater of a son ate 2 helpings which is amazing. He never eats anything. I was super excited. - 2/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Extremely delicious - it was very hard to stop at just one serving!! I added 1 can of 97% fat free cream of mushroom soup to the browned meat before adding in all the remaining ingredients, and only used 1C of cooked macaroni. We had leftovers the next day which were even more delicious. Thanks!! - 1/21/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I threw this recipe into a "recipe analyzer" on another site. It says that for 6 servings, they would be 170 grams each, but that they would carry 426 calories per serving. Not sure why there would be such a difference... - 8/22/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great idea! I made a few changes to the recipe, see Cheesy Hamburger Skillet. - 11/8/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This dish was pretty boring. My boyfriend didn't like it at all. I doubt I would make it again. - 10/11/08

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  • I added the cream of mushroom soup as others recommended. I also didn't bother putting it in the oven, I just added it all together in the skillet. It was absolutely amazing! My husband and my 5 yr old both loved it. - 1/2/14

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  • Made this for dinner last night, really good but a little dry, I added a little milk. My husband says it's a keeper - 11/11/13

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  • My husband and step son. Both eat twice. Thanks will make again. Thanks - 7/10/13

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  • Sounds great! - 4/17/13

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  • I added a can of Rotel tomatoes with a can of diced tomatoes. I cooked it all on the stove, didn't put it in the oven. It was a big hit! Everyone loved it! - 4/10/13

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  • Really great start. Next time, I will try some of the suggested additions. - 3/4/13

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wasn't great. I've seen some interesting additions people have used. May try it again with some of the changes I've seen people use. - 3/3/13

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  • My family enjoyed this. We did add a few different spices and some mixed vegetables. I will make this again. - 1/24/13

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  • very good - 1/14/13

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  • This dish was super easy and very fresh and delicious! - 9/23/12

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  • Easy and good - 7/25/12

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  • Made it exactly as the recipe. Felt it needed a little "hotness" so we added some crushed red pepper. YUM! - 6/20/12

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  • Waaaay good. I used cream of chicken soup as I was out of cream of mushroom and it was yummy. I used less pasta and beef as the portions I had a bit smaller, thus reducing the calorie count. YAY And this still made more than 6 servings. I brought some for lunch and froze the rest. - 5/2/12

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  • It was great!I added the cream of mushroom soup the the dish, also I didn't have any green peppers so I used yellow peppers instead. There was no leftovers! :) - 4/19/12

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  • I replaced ground beef with ground turkey it was great - 3/12/12

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  • My teenage son loves this! And it is healthy for him too. Excellent recipie. - 2/9/12

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  • VERY GOOD!!!!!! - 1/10/12

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  • what are the serving sizes? a cup? - 1/4/12

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  • Very bland. I'm sure it could be improved with additional spices. - 11/17/11

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  • This was so good! We have been focused on a lower amount of carbs so it was great to find a recipe that was heavy with protein and low on carbs but tasted amazing! I left out the green pepper and cumin w/o losing flavor. Thanks! - 9/14/11

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  • Sounds delish & just the quick meal I need for supper tonight! Thanks! - 9/12/11

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  • When I made this it was VERY dry - until I realized I'd left the tomatoes out because DH doesn't like them. The seasonings were way too strong. I am going to try it again, adding a can of soup and lowering the amount of seasoning.

    I do recommend mixing the cheese in. - 7/22/11

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  • Was a good and filling meal. Next time though I think I will use less macaroni and spices and mix the cheese in before I bake. - 7/18/11

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  • excellent - 5/25/11

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  • This was a especially a hit with my daughter who had two servings and declared that it was really yummy. I subbed ground turkey (93% lean) and added in a can of cream of chicken soup. When I plug this into the recipe calculator using my changes I came up with 368 calories per serving-not 290. - 4/12/11

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  • loved it ! - 2/18/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used spaghetti sauce so it wasn't dry. Should of used less noodles and then I wouldn't have had to add so much sauce, would of saved some calories! - 2/7/11

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  • I can't wait to make this! My hubby & 6 year old son loved the last casserole I tried from this site! This should be another winner! - 1/24/11

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  • This is becoming a family favorite. I swapped the elbow with cavatappi. We LOVE IT! - 1/10/11

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  • I will be trying this recipe this week, it sounds yummy1 - 1/2/11

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  • Hubby couldn't stop eating it. WIll replace hamburger helper in our house. Used one can cream of mushroom, and ground turkey- mixed together. ALso mixed some cheese in with mixture before putting some on top. - 12/21/10

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  • Delicious - 12/18/10

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  • Loved this recipe! So easy! - 12/14/10

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  • Very good. Did add some spaghetti sauce though - 12/13/10

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  • This was really good, both on the day and for leftovers. It was easy to make and tasted good. We did add a can of mushroom soup and it was just perfect. - 12/4/10

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  • I used ground turkey instead of beef, but OMG this was delicious!!! - 11/10/10

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  • Pretty disappointed. It was bland and dry. Wouldn't make it again. - 11/2/10

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  • REDUCE CHEESE TO 1 1/2 CUPS AND ADD 2 CANS DICED TOMATOES. - 10/24/10

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  • This recipe was awesome. My picky kids ate it and came back for more...We did though substitute the tomatoes with ranch style beans and added a cup of water to avoid the dryness. - 10/6/10

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  • My family loved this casserole. I added extra noodles and it was a little dry because of the extra - I would add mushroom soup next time to make it creamy. - 9/28/10

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  • How much ground beef do I cook? - 9/1/10

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  • This recipe is great! We had it last night, and my son didn't want to eat it at first, but he ended up cleaning his plate! We had leftovers, and this morning, he asked if he could eat leftovers for lunch today! I added about 1 cup spaghetti sauce, used less basil and oregano, and used mozzarella. - 8/27/10

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  • WOW, it was SOOOO GOOD!!!!! YUMMY Truly one of my families FAVORITES. We throw in a few more veggies, including Mushrooms, and we've even tried it with corn too, seriously DELICIOUS!!!! - 8/21/10

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  • I think the problem here is that the recipe says 18 oz hamburger. Could it possibly mean 1-8oz hamburger??? This would explain the dryness and the difference in the calorie calculator. - 8/2/10

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  • I used 1 cup dry mac. I browned the beef with the pepper, onions and seasonings. I added everything to the pot after draining the noodles (including the cheese) and served after it was all heated. YUMMY!!! - 8/2/10

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  • Just needed a little more salt and pepper, other than that I really enjoyed it. Will make again for sure. - 7/16/10

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  • I really liked this I think I put to many noodles in mine but it was good. - 6/29/10

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  • Loved it. - 6/15/10

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  • This was good but a little dry, needed more sauce! - 5/7/10

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  • Not a fan. Kind of bland and dry. - 4/17/10

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  • Very good! I was looking for a recipe that was easy to make and used ingredients that I had on hand. I used the suggestion to add mushroom soup and went a bit lighter on the spices since my DH likes his food a bit plainer. - 4/13/10

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  • I added velveeta 2% to the batch to create a creamier batch. Upped the calories but I usually watch throughout the day. Kids loved it! - 2/23/10

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Horrendous. Way too dry and way to much seasoning. Tasted like chili. - 11/10/09

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  • Really dry. Made alot. When warmed it for leftovers we put a 1/4 cp salsa per serving in before heating it. Don't like oregano or cumin, so added other spices, but still too much basil, maybe amount is for fresh rather than dry? Mix cheese in too. Needs sauce. - 11/14/08

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  • Very nice. Was a wee bit dry. Next time I will add some tomato sauce along w/ the diced tomatoes. - 11/2/08

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  • This was great! A fan of the family and neighbors, too. I didn't have any cumin so I made it without, and it was still really good. - 10/20/08

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  • This was so good. My daughter loved it and filling to. I did add about 2 tbs of ketchup to make it less dry and eliminated the salt. We loved it. - 9/26/08

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  • This was drier than I thought it would be, but it had an excellent flavor. I think next time I would stir the cheese into the mixture for baking, rather than just on top. Very yummy and easy to make. - 8/20/08

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  • This was very good. The second time I added a can of tomato sauce, used 1/2 lb ground meat and 1 cup of cheese. - 8/12/08

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  • Tasty and filling...delicious with a side salad. - 8/12/08

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  • I added another can of diced tomatoes so it wasn't so dry. - 8/12/08

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  • It was really good! I also substituted veggie crumbles, and I added some fresh garlic to the mix. Also added an 8 oz can of tomato sauce to combat any dryness. Delicious and satisfying. Thanks. - 8/11/08

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  • Excellent!! I added a little more Del Monte tomato sauce so that it was juicier. Enjoyed it very much. - 8/11/08

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  • This is a great hit for my family. Thanks a bunch. - 8/11/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks really scrumptious and like it has the element of 'comfort food' to it. - 8/11/08

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  • this was tasty and easy, my kids loved it, a little bland for my husband but I liked it a lot! Thanks! - 8/11/08

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  • I think that it might be better if you added cream of mushroom soup. - 8/11/08

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  • This was a total hit for the whole family. I did add the tomato sauce and then a little more seasoning to the noodles. - 8/11/08

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  • I love burgeer king so i guess i love it too i'll ask my mom to make it :) - 8/11/08

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  • I make a casserole like this occasionally. Tonight I'm going to make it using fresh garden tomatos.

    I like it with mushrooms, but my girls hate mushrooms so I'll leave them out. - 8/11/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good - I recalculated it using veggie crumbles, though, since I am a vegetarian. I also think less cheese would be better. Both these things reduce the calories quite a bit, especially if you increase the number served to 8. - 8/11/08

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  • I usually make this with tomato paste instead of chopped tomatoes, and no cheese. Still delicious! - 8/11/08

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  • I have made a similar recipe for years -- but I always add a can of tomato soup or tomato sauce. This way, it isn't too dry. - 8/11/08

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  • This sounds very similar to a recipe I've had for years...but haven't made lately...we will definitely have to give it a try...especially since there is enough to have leftovers for another meal. - 8/11/08

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  • I make something similar to this with out the spices.. just usually garlic salt and pepper to taste and i add in tomato sauce. just a one pot meal.. my husband loves it we just call it hamburger goulash. - 8/11/08

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  • Very good! Definetly made more than I thought, may have needed some more liquids maybe use stewed tomatoes instead of the diced. Definitely will make again. My family loved it and even took some to work the next day for lunch. Excellent Recipe! - 7/16/08

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  • I would definitely make this meal again. My husband and I both found it flavorful and filling. - 7/11/08

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  • I'll never make hamburger helper ever again! My family loved it and it's quick and easy to make. As soon as the pasta was ready and everything mixed I just popped it in the oven long enough for the cheese to melt. It was very moist and tasty! I used crushed tomatoes and whole wheat pasta! - 7/7/08

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  • My family loved this and usually they are very picky. Very easy to make which is always a plus! - 4/29/08

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  • I thought this needed a sauce too. I added ketchup to mine.. And I thought that made it better. - 3/14/08

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  • My husband like it a lot. It was relatively easy to make, but I thought it needed something else, maybe some kind of sauce. - 3/13/08

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