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Beefy Bacon Avocado Ranch Pasta Skillet

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 5

Avocados and burgers and bacon with ranch dressing … these are a few of our favorite things! Get them all together in this yummy skillet dinner. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3
strips thick-cut bacon, chopped
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
6
green onions, thinly sliced, greens and whites separated
1
teaspoon chili powder
2
cups milk
1
cup hot water
1
box Hamburger Helper™ cheeseburger macaroni
1
cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup ranch dressing
1
avocado, pitted, peeled and cubed
1/2
cup crushed tortilla chips
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon; place in small bowl. Add beef and green onion whites to bacon drippings in skillet; cook over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2
    Stir in chili powder, milk, hot water, and uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper™ box). Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 9 to 11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.
  • 3
    Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Drizzle with ranch dressing. Sprinkle with bacon, green onion greens, avocado, tortilla chips and cilantro.

Expert Tips

  • Look for avocados that are firm, but yield to gentle pressure. If they are not quite ripe, place avocados in a paper bag, and let ripen at room temperature.
  • Can’t find shredded pepper Jack cheese? A shredded 4-cheese Mexican blend makes a fine substitute.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
Calories from Fat
290
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33g
50%
Saturated Fat
12g
59%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
90mg
31%
Sodium
1080mg
45%
Potassium
570mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
8g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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