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Family-Favorite Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe
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Family-Favorite Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe

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I created this recipe to satisfy a cheeseburger craving. What a delicious, healthy classic! —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

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

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.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, relish, mustard, ketchup, steak seasoning and seasoned salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand until cheese is melted. Garnish with green onions if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Family-Favorite Cheeseburger Pasta in Healthy Cooking August/September 2009, p65

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.

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"This is yummy. I have fixed this several times and the only change I make is using whole wheat rotini, instead of the penne. It does taste like a cheeseburger."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"I used elbow macaroni and didn't have dill pickle relish (probably wouldn't have added that anyway), and I thought it was great. It is very similar to a dish my mom used to make except her dish didn't include cheese. Great "comfort food." Will definitely make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"Boy, tastes sure do vary! I thought this was pretty good, but then I am a fan of pasta and cheeseburgers, so maybe that's why. I understand that people have differences of opinion and tastes, as we are entitled to. But it's pretty rude to make a comment like "This is awful" or "YUCK" when a simple, "I really didn't like this" would suffice."

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"Not fond of the flavor"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"This was a simple and really good dish!! We had one of the grandkids here and there was no leftovers!! Actually, I was hoping for some! Will be making this again."

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