Cheeseburger Pasta Toss

Get favorite cheeseburger flavors in a quick pasta dish instead of in a bun.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 5

2
cups uncooked wagon wheel pasta (4 oz)
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
large onion, sliced or chopped (1 cup)
2
containers (8 oz each) process sharp Cheddar cheese spread
1/2
cup milk
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1
large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
1/2
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 3 Reduce heat to medium. Stir cheese spread, milk and garlic salt into beef; continue stirring until cheese is melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in pasta and tomato. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese; cover 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Try another all-time favorite burger combo: a bacon cheeseburger. For a smoky bacon flavor, use process sharp Cheddar cheese spread with bacon.

Serve this stick-to-your-ribs supper with a crisp, cold tossed salad and fresh fruit.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
(
Calories from Fat
310),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
35%
(Saturated Fat
19g,
19%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
145mg
145%;
Sodium
1670mg
1670%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
38g
38%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
50%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.