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Family-Favorite Cheeseburger Pasta

 Family-Favorite Cheeseburger Pasta
I created this recipe to satisfy a cheeseburger craving. What a delicious, healthy classic! —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Chopped green onions, optional

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large
  • skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no
  • longer pink; drain. Drain pasta; add to meat mixture.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, relish, mustard, ketchup, steak seasoning and
  • seasoned salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for
  • 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand until
  • cheese is melted. Garnish with green onions if desired. Yield: 4
  • servings.

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Family-Favorite Cheeseburger Pasta (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 391 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 759 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.