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Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Pasta Skillet

cheesy jalapeño popper pasta skillet Entree
Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Pasta Skillet
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6

We didn’t just turn a favorite appetizer into a one-skillet dinner—we made it as easy (and cheesy) as we could! This hearty pasta gets a shortcut from Hamburger Helper™ and just the right amount of heat from pickled jalapeños. MORE+ LESS-

February 16, 2018
Progresso Breadcrumbs
Make with
Progresso Breadcrumbs

Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter
1/2
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
4
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch slices (4 oz)
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
cups milk
1/2
cup hot water
1
box Hamburger Helper™ cheeseburger macaroni
4
oz cream cheese (half of 8-oz package), cut into cubes and softened
1/3
cup sliced pickled jalapeños (from 16-oz jar)
2
green onions, thinly sliced

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Melt butter in skillet. Add bread crumbs; cook and stir 2 to 5 minutes or until toasted. Transfer to small bowl; wipe out skillet.
  • 2
    Heat same skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp. Transfer to plate lined with paper towels.
  • 3
    Add beef to bacon drippings in skillet; cook over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Return beef to skillet.
  • 4
    Stir in milk, hot water, and uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper™ box). Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  • 5
    Remove from heat; stir in cream cheese until melted. Top with bread crumbs, bacon, jalapeños and green onions.

Expert Tips

  • We used regular bacon in this recipe. If you use thick-cut bacon, it will take longer to cook, so adjust time accordingly.
  • Don’t forget to stir the pasta a few times during cooking to prevent sticking.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
33%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
850mg
35%
Potassium
330mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
7g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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