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Cheesy Beef Pasta

 Cheesy Beef Pasta
A satisfying supper's just 15 minutes away with this can't-miss stovetop dish. As Janalee Watkins of Vernal, Utah explains, "Four cheeses blend with the ground beef and tomatoes for a pasta entree that's rich and flavorful."
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 cup uncooked penne pasta
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup each shredded Swiss, cheddar and Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large
  • skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  • Stir in tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 3 minutes. Stir in onions and
  • cream cheese. Cook and stir until cream cheese is melted. Drain
  • pasta; add to the beef mixture. Stir in the shredded cheeses and
  • salt. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 548 calories, 27 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 969 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 39 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.