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Skillet Cheeseburger Mac

Skillet Cheeseburger Mac

Featuring whole grains, lower fat meat and skim milk, our Skillet Cheeseburger Mac offers a better-for-you version of a boxed mix. Plus, it comes together in a matter of minutes. Serve with a side of veggies for a complete meal your family will love!

Skillet Cheeseburger Mac


  • 1 lb. whole wheat elbow macaroni (or gluten free elbow macaroni for gluten free)
  • 1 lb. ground beef/turkey blend
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley


  1. Boil an 8-quart stock pot of water and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and return to pot.
  2. While pasta is cooking, brown ground beef/turkey blend in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add salt, pepper and garlic and continue to cook for about 1 minute. Drain fat.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes and milk. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low. Fold in pasta and slowly add cheddar, stirring throughout. Simmer until cheddar is melted, about 1 minute.
  5. Garnish with parsley and additional cheese, if desired.

Yield: 6 servings

*Per Serving: Calories 510, Total Fat 15g (Saturated 6g, Trans 0.5g), Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 240mg, Total Carbohydrate 63g (Dietary Fiber 9g, Sugars 6g), Protein 33g, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 20%, Iron 20%

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

Skillet Cheeseburger Mac

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