It Won't Kill You: Top 5 Hamburger Helper Flavors

It can be overwhelming. Let me guide you.
It can be overwhelming. Let me guide you.
Photo by Joanna O'Leary

Before you turn up your nose and think, "God Lord, who eats Hamburger Helper?" consider the fact that General Mills did like a billion in sales last year, and I'm willing to bet at least a percentage of that (re: millions of dollars) was from their boxed-dinner product line. And if flavor proliferation is any indication of brand viability (my guess is "yes" looking at OREO), then Hamburger Helper ain't going anywhere. So, if you, like me, occasionally kick it old-school and indulge in some Hamburger Helper, here are flavors to try:

5. Cheeseburger Macaroni. One of the original flavors of Hamburger Helper, Cheeseburger Macaroni has retained a strong following throughout the years because of its strong cheddar notes and thick, luscious sauce. It's deliciously uncomplicated and good to serve picky children (or adults).

4. Philly Cheesesteak. Additions are the key to maximizing the taste of this variety, which on its own is just fine but a little flat in texture. To create a more realistic cheesesteak experience, throw in some sautéed onions and green peppers. You'll be tempted to scoop it all into a hoagie roll (conveniently forgetting you already have your carbs covered with the pasta).

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