Pepperoni Pizza Hamburger Helper

This Pepperoni Pizza Hamburger Helper is a simple, one pan dish that’s ready in just 30 minutes. Better than the boxed kind, this cheesy pasta combines the classic flavors of pepperoni pizza that’ll be a hit at the dinner table for years to come!

Growing up, I always loved having hamburger helper for dinner.
I didn’t eat it as much as I wouldn’t liked, so you can bet that I made it more often when I learned how to cook. Even now, I still enjoy picking up a box every once in a while for an easy meal.
But, to my dismay, the hubster does not like hamburger helper. At all.
I think we’ve had it two, maybe three times, since we’ve been together (10 years now!), and he always tells me to make it when he’ll be out of town or not home for dinner. At least he tries, right?
I will admit that I am always surprised that he doesn’t like it, as it’s just essentially noodles, ground beef, and some fake, powdery, cheesy type stuff. But, nevertheless, no matter the flavor combo that I buy, the hubster doesn’t change his feelings on this stuff.
So, when I got the brilliant idea to make my own, homemade version of hamburger helper, the hubster was a little leery of my idea. After assuring him that it would not taste like the packaged kind, he agreed to give it a try.

And guess what? He loved this Pepperoni Pizza Hamburger Helper. In fact, he almost devoured half of it in one sitting. True story, friends. And that makes me one happy wife. I got to eat my beloved, homemade hamburger helper and the hubster did, too, and enjoyed it.
This Pepperoni Pizza Hamburger Helper is a simple, one pan dish that’s ready in just 30 minutes. Better than the boxed kind, this cheesy pasta combines the classic flavors of pepperoni pizza that’ll be a hit at the dinner table for years to come!
Trust me when I say that this pizza hamburger helper is way better than the boxed kind, friends! And that’s coming from someone who just so happens to love the boxed version. So, that’s saying a lot, don’t you think? And, of course, pizza. It’s my favorite food, so I just had to make a pizza hamburger helper!

Easy, cheesy, hearty, meaty, pepperoni-y, and all-around delicious, what more could you ask for?
And like most of my recipes, this homemade hamburger helper is a breeze to make. Just one pan and thirty minutes is all it takes. Even the pasta cooks with the other ingredients, too, so no need to boil a separate pot of water.
I used ground beef in this hamburger helper, but to give it more of a ‘pizza’ taste, you could easily use some crumbled Italian sausage, too. And pepperoni. Don’t forget about that! It gives this dish a nice little kick, along with some seasonings and melty, mozzarella cheese.
So, if you’re in need of an easy dinner idea (who isn’t, right?), then look no further, because this Pepperoni Pizza Hamburger Helper will hit the spot! Fast, fresh and flavorful, it’s guaranteed to be a favorite with both kids and adults!

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Pepperoni Pizza Hamburger Helper

This Pepperoni Pizza Hamburger Helper is a simple, one pan dish that’s ready in just 30 minutes. Better than the boxed kind, this cheesy pasta combines the classic flavors of pepperoni pizza that’ll be a hit at the dinner table for years to come!

Keyword hamburger helper recipe, pizza hamburger helper recipe, pizza recipe

Ingredients1 pound ground beef3 teaspoons Italian seasoning1 teaspoon garlic powder½ teaspoon onion powderSalt and pepper to taste5 ounces pepperoni quartered1½ cups beef broth1½ cups milk I used 1%1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce2 cups elbow macaroni uncooked¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheeseParsley for garnish if desired
InstructionsIn a large skillet, brown and crumble ground beef until no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet. Stir in Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, pepperoni, beef broth, milk, tomato sauce, and macaroni. Bring mixture to a boil. Then, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Remove from heat and stir in mozzarella cheese until melted. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

NotesLooking to add more pizza flair to this recipe? Try swapping out the ground beef for mild Italian sausage, add in green peppers, or swap out the tomato sauce for marinara sauce.
NutritionServing: 1g | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 767mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 1mg

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