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!

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 Little Bear sweet onion, finely chopped
    • 1 cup 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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      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 Little Bear sweet onion, finely chopped
      • 1 cup 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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