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Pumpkin Hamburger Mac and Cheese

Pumpkin Hamburger Mac and Cheese

with Cheddar and Jalapeno Cheese

  • One Pot/Pan

Comfort food made Healthy!

  • 30 minutes
  • Serves 6
  • Easy



Looking for an awesome way to use Pumpkin puree? Well look no further than this delicious Pumpkin Mac ‘ N Cheese with Hamburger recipe. 

Pumpkin Hamburger Mac and Cheese

If you and your family like boxed hamburger helper, then trust me you have not tried nothing yet.

Because I do to but this stuff is does not even compare!

It gives it that extra creaminess everyone craves with a health benefits of pumpkin! 

Pumpkin Hamburger Mac and Cheese

So I hope the next time that craving hits for some good old mac n cheese? or some gold old fashion hamburger helper.

You think of this recipe instead, because it’s that much better and healthier for you.

Plus adding in the pumpkin helps to stretch out the meal even further.

So if your feeding a bunch of little ones, you will ample to serve.

Pumpkin Hamburger Mac and Cheese

This recipe definitely cannot compare to any of the box stuff I just mentioned above.

And that is because this is homemade and you have the say in what kind of ingredients are used.

Also we are adding a whole cup of Pumpkin puree which gives it so much extra flavor. 

Did you know Pumpkin puree is very good for you? It’s true, for one it helps to regulating blood pressure and is good for the heart.

Not The mention is packed full of feel good fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. So this Mac n Cheese is actually very good for you.

pumpkin Hamburger Mac and Cheese

Once this recipe has been cooked, feel free to add 1 cup of panko bread crumbs on top along with some more cheddar cheese and bake it in the oven at 400 f for 15 minutes for something extra special.  Totally depends on the time you have and what kind of dinner your wanting to serve!

Also you can go ahead and bake two batches. Just double the recipe with my easy to use recipe adjuster above and then simply use two baking pans.

Comfort food made Healthy!

Pumpkin Hamburger Mac and Cheese

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a bowl of pumpkin Hamburger Mac and Cheese

Pumpkin Hamburger Mac and Cheese

Yield: 6

Comforting and Healthy!


  • 3 cups Large macaroni
  • 1 lb Hamburger
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp All purpose flour
  • 2 cups Vegetable stock
  • 1 cup Pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 cups Jalapeno cheese
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Dried parsley


  1. Start by cooking the hamburger in a large frying pan till browned. Once cooked remove and set aside.
  2. Then cook the macaroni according to package instructions, strain and set aside.
  3. Then in the same frying pan add 2 tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of flour and make a roux, whisking in the vegetable stock. Then whisk again and add in the pumpkin puree.
  4. Saute all together for a few minutes before adding the the cheese, then mix till it becomes very creamy. 
  5. Slowly whisk in the milk and season. Add back in the cooked hamburger along with the pasta and mix all other. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 679Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 1441mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 37g

These calculations are based off Nutritionix

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