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Cheddar Meatball and Pasta Skillet

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Cheddar Meatball and Pasta Skillet
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 5

This meatball and bacon skillet dinner will be an instant hit at the dinner table. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 9, 2016
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Ingredients

4
strips bacon, cut in 1/2-inch slices
1/2
cup chopped onion
2
cups milk
1
cup hot water
1
box Hamburger Helper™ cheeseburger macaroni
1
lb frozen cooked meatballs
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1/2
teaspoon Frank's™ RedHot™ Original cayenne pepper sauce
1
cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese (4 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon; place on paper towel. Add onion to bacon drippings in skillet; cook over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.
  • 2
    Add milk, hot water and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper™ box); stir to combine. Stir in uncooked Pasta (from Hamburger Helper™ box), frozen meatballs, black pepper and hot pepper sauce. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 9 to 11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender and sauce is thick. Remove from heat.
  • 3
    Top with cheese and bacon; cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

  • You can use already cooked bacon instead of cooking your own. Skip cooking the bacon, and cook the onion in 1 tablespoon oil instead.
  • If you can’t find shredded Colby-Jack cheese, use shredded sharp Cheddar.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Sodium
1460mg
61%
Potassium
600mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
11g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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