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One-Pot Cheeseburger Mac

Busy families often rely on the convenience of boxed hamburger meals, but you can get the same delicious meal in a much healthier way with this one-pot cheeseburger mac!

Everything cooks in one pot for easy clean-up, and we swapped ground beef for a leaner ground turkey, added a few veggies and topped it off with real cheese.

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One-Pot Cheeseburger Mac

One-Pot Cheeseburger Mac

Busy families often rely on the convenience of boxed hamburger meals, but you can get the same delicious meal in a much healthier way with this one-pot cheeseburger mac!

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 small RealSweet® sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mini sweet peppers, chopped
  • 1½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 /2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1½ cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1½ cup whole grain dry macaroni
  • 1 cup shredded lowfat Cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Add turkey, onion and peppers. Cook 7-10 minutes, or until turkey is cooked through.
  2. Mix paprika, sugar, salt and chili powder in small bowl. Add to turkey and stir. Add water, milk, tomato paste and pasta. Mix well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, or until pasta is cooked and liquid is absorbed.
  3. Remove from heat and top with cheese.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 13gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 584mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 24g

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Amanda Keefer

About the Author

Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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