Cheeseburger Casserole

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serves: 9 – size: about 1 cup – points+: 7 – smart points: 5 – calories: 260 – carbs: 20g – fat: 9g 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (6oz) uncooked whole wheat  rotini pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (95% lean)
  • salt ans pepper
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 28oz diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups reduced fat grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard

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 Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Spray a 9x 13inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large pot of boiling salt water, cook the pasta according to package directions for al dente and drain well.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft, about 5 min. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the beef and cook until browned, season with salt and pepper. Stir in the tomato paste, then add the tomatoes and mustard. Let the mixture bubble gently until it is slightly thickened, about 2 min.
  3. Toss the meat mixture with the pasta and spread it into the prepared dish. Top with the cheddar and bake until the cheese is melted, about 15 min. Sprinkle the chopped pickles over the top and serve. Makes about 9 cups.

Cheeseburger Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (6oz) uncooked whole wheat rotini pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (95% lean)
  • salt ans pepper
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 28oz diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups reduced fat grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9x 13inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large pot of boiling salt water, cook the pasta according to package directions for al dente and drain well.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft, about 5 min. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the beef and cook until browned, season with salt and pepper. Stir in the tomato paste, then add the tomatoes and mustard. Let the mixture bubble gently until it is slightly thickened, about 2 min.
  3. Toss the meat mixture with the pasta and spread it into the prepared dish. Top with the cheddar and bake until the cheese is melted, about 15 min. Sprinkle the chopped pickles over the top and serve. Makes about 9 cups.
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