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Copycat Homemade Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff

Copycat Homemade Hamburger Helper beef stroganoff is a hearty one-pot skillet pasta meal that the whole family will love. It’s an easy recipe that you will want to add to your weekly rotation of meals.

The dinner made with a rich creamy sour cream sauce is a delicious meal that takes about 40 minutes to make from start to finish.

Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff

Copycat Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff on a white plate.

Easy ground beef stroganoff features ground beef, creamy sauce, and tender egg noodles.

It’s perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t have a ton of time, but want to feed your family well.

One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s a one-pot meal. So, the easy recipe will save you time on extra dishes.

Hamburger Helper Flavors

Hamburger Helper is one of our favorite go-to meals around here and through their boxed versions, they offer a lot of different flavors, one of which is beef stroganoff.

The boxed recipe is always delicious, but you have to admit, the homemade version wins every time. And, you know exactly what is going into your meal.

Cheesy one-pot Hamburger Helper is another great flavor.

Easy beef stroganoff on a white plate.

Easy Homemade Hamburger Helper Stroganoff Ingredients

The recipe calls for a few simple ingredients that everyone will love. It’s a great meal for picky eaters.

  • Ground beef
  • Cornstarch
  • Milk
  • Beef broth
  • Egg noodles
  • Sour cream
  • Salt and pepper

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

Hamburger Helper Instructions

  1. Brown the meat in a large skillet. Drain the grease and return the meat to the pan.
  2. Next, add the cornstarch, salt, pepper, milk, and beef broth to the skillet and mix well.
  3. Add the noodles and stir until they are mostly covered with liquid.
  4. Cover with the lid and bring to a boil on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  5. Once the mixture boils, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until the noodles are done. Stir occasionally while cooking.
  6. When the noodles are done cooking, remove the lid and add the sour cream and mix well. Cook about five more minutes (because you added cold sour cream) and serve.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Raw ground beef in a skillet.

Brown the beef in a large skillet. Once the meat is cooked, drain the excess grease and return it to the pan.

I used a pound of ground beef, but if you need more, you can easily double the recipe.

If you’re trying to watch calories you can use lean ground beef for this recipe.

Cooking ground beef in a skillet with cornstarch

Next, add the salt, pepper, and cornstarch to the cooked ground meat.

Pouring milk into a skillet with ground meat.

Pour the milk into the pan.

Pouring beef broth into a skillet with ground beef.

Add the beef broth and stir everything.

If you’re wanting to watch your salt intake, you can use low sodium beef broth for the recipe.

Cooking beef stroganoff in a skillet.

Add the uncooked pasta noodles to the pan and stir until they are mostly covered with liquid.

Bring the liquid to a boil on medium-high heat, and then turn down to medium heat, and cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the noodles are tender.

Stir occasionally to keep the noodles from sticking to the pan.

Be sure not to walk away as the milk can boil over quickly and you’ve got a big mess on your hands, and then you’re stuck using lots of elbow grease cleaning burnt milk off the stove (speaking from experience).

I used egg noodles for the recipe, but if you have another type of noodle on hand that will work just as well.

TIP: I had a reader comment that if you use wide noodles, you will most likely need a little bit more broth, as the noodles will soak it all up.

Adding sour cream to beef stroganoff in a skillet.

Once the noodles are tender, turn the burner down to low heat and add the sour cream.

Stir everything well and allow the stroganoff to cook for about five more minutes to heat up the sour cream.

The addition of sour cream will make it taste so much creamier and give it so much added flavor.

The liquid will continue to thicken.

Cooked copycat Hamburger Helper beef stroganoff.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and serve.

The quick dinner goes with green beans, cooked broccoli, corn, or any of your favorite veggies.

Easy Side Dishes

A white plate with beef stroganoff

Homemade Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff is classic comfort food and you probably have most of the ingredients in the house.

And, it’s a budget-friendly meal, which we all love.

We buy our ground meat on sale day at The Fresh Market and freeze the extra. It’s a great way to save money and it’s our favorite meat, as well.

Beef stroganoff on a plate

Beef Stroganoff Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe

Check out the beef stroganoff recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking!

This is pure comfort food, a great addition to your dinner recipe rotation, and I think the whole family will love it.

Plus, it’s so much better than the boxed version.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your copycat recipe on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share with us so we can try it, too!

Beef stroganoff on a plate

Copycat Homemade Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Copycat Homemade Hamburger Helper beef stroganoff is a hearty one-pot skillet pasta meal that the whole family will love. It's an easy recipe that you will want to add to your weekly rotation of meals. Plus, it's perfect for those busy nights and will surely become one of your new favorites.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • 8 oz. egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. Cook the ground beef in the skillet until brown. Drain the grease and return the meat to the skillet.
  2. Add the salt, pepper, and cornstarch, and mix.
  3. Pour the milk and beef broth into the skillet and mix.
  4. Add the noodles and stir until mostly covered with liquid.
  5. Replace the lid and bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Give it a good stir on occasion.
  6. Once the mixture boils reduce the heat to medium and stir occasionally. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the noodles are done.
  7. Finally, stir the sour cream into the cream sauce and mix well. Turn the burner down on low and cook about five more minutes to make sure it's hot. Serve.

Notes

TIP: Be sure not to walk away while the meal cooks, as the milk can boil over quickly.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 804mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 26g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Mike G

Thursday 4th of January 2024

Why wouldn't you just make this with Hamburger Helper?

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 4th of January 2024

A lot of people want to know what is in the dish, and you don't always know with boxed meals.

SCV

Tuesday 31st of October 2023

I and my mother have been making this for over 40 years. This might be an okay dinner recipe but not the best dinner recipe. You said it was one of the best dinner recipes I disagree there is a lot out there that is far better dinner recipes. I do make this once in a while if my Dad asks he seems to like it a lot but the rest of the family is just okay with it. I do add chopped onions garlic, paprika, and mushrooms, and I use homemade or frozen noodles not dried noodles.

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 31st of October 2023

Hi,

What is your favorite dinner recipe that you love? Thanks for sharing!

Nina

Monday 20th of March 2023

I absolutely love this recipe! I’ve made it at least a dozen times by now. I use better than bouillon in place of the beef broth but follow the rest the same. Cool it in the instant pot for 0 minutes and it’s PERFECT! Definitely a highly requested recipe in this house that every one of us loves it. And that’s saying a lot because I have 6 kids!

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 21st of March 2023

Wow! So glad everyone loves it! Thanks for the tip on better than bullion. I will have to try it.

Christopher Brownlee

Tuesday 21st of February 2023

Hi, if I want to make more than six servings how I double the recipe

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

Hi Christopher,

You will want to use twice the amount of ingredients listed for the recipe, but you will need a larger pot for it. If you use a larger pot you can do it all at once. Hope that answers the question!

Tina J. Robison

Wednesday 15th of February 2023

Tried this tonight and it was great. I added a couple dashes of Lea and Perrin Worcestershire sauce and some dried onion flakes

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 16th of February 2023

Great additions! Thanks for sharing and so glad you liked it!

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