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Cheeseburger Macaroni Casserole

Cheeseburger Macaroni Casserole
 
Cheeseburger Macaroni Casserole
Photo Credit: Midwest Dairy Association
This healthy recipe comes from the Midwest Dairy Association.

Ingredients

1 pound lean ground beef

½ c. chopped onion

1 c. whole-wheat elbow macaroni (or penne or rotini pasta)

1 medium tomato, chopped

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, optional

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1 c. shredded cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray an 8- by 8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef and onion until beef is brown and onion is soft; drain.

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Spoon macaroni into prepared pan. Spread beef mixture and chopped tomato over macaroni. Pour tomato sauce over beef. Sprinkle with seasoned salt, pepper, and shredded cheese.

Cover loosely with foil and bake for 35 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges of casserole are bubbling.

Makes four servings.

Each serving has 140 calories, 7 grams (g) fat, 7 g protein, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber and 330 milligrams sodium. It also provides 15 percent of the daily recommendation for calcium.

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