Busy families often rely on the convenience of boxed hamburger meals, but you can get the same delicious meal in a much healthier way! Everything still 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. The best part? Not only is this an easy weeknight dinner, but leftovers can be packed in a thermos for a delicious lunch on chilly days!

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Servings 6 Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Servings 6 Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Busy families often rely on the convenience of boxed hamburger meals, but you can get the same delicious meal in a much healthier way! Everything still 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. The best part? Not only is this an easy weeknight dinner, but leftovers can be packed in a thermos for a delicious lunch on chilly days!

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Along with calcium, cheese nutrition facts also include other essential nutrients including vitamins A and B12, riboflavin, and magnesium that help us function at our best.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Along with calcium, cheese nutrition facts also include other essential nutrients including vitamins A and B12, riboflavin, and magnesium that help us function at our best.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Pero Family Farms® mini sweet peppers, chopped
  • teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 /2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • cup whole grain dry macaroni
  • 1 cup shredded lowfat Cheddar cheese
Directions
  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.
Nutritional Value
Calories 309 Fat: 13g Protein: 24g Carbohydrate: 26g Cholesterol 59mg Fiber: 3g Sodium: 584mg Sugar: 6g Calcium: 176mg Iron: 2.5mg

One-Pot Cheeseburger Mac

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Servings 6 Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Servings 6 Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Busy families often rely on the convenience of boxed hamburger meals, but you can get the same delicious meal in a much healthier way! Everything still 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. The best part? Not only is this an easy weeknight dinner, but leftovers can be packed in a thermos for a delicious lunch on chilly days!

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Along with calcium, cheese nutrition facts also include other essential nutrients including vitamins A and B12, riboflavin, and magnesium that help us function at our best.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Along with calcium, cheese nutrition facts also include other essential nutrients including vitamins A and B12, riboflavin, and magnesium that help us function at our best.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Pero Family Farms® mini sweet peppers, chopped
  • teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 /2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • cup whole grain dry macaroni
  • 1 cup shredded lowfat Cheddar cheese
Directions
  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.
Nutritional Value
Calories 309 Fat: 13g Protein: 24g Carbohydrate: 26g Cholesterol 59mg Fiber: 3g Sodium: 584mg Sugar: 6g Calcium: 176mg Iron: 2.5mg

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