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Cheesy Beef & Pasta Skillet
Cheesy Beef & Pasta Skillet

Cheesy Beef & Pasta Skillet

45 Min(s)
10 Min(s) Prep
35 Min(s) Cook
Healthy Living
If you like beefy mac and cheese, you'll like this easy skillet dish—made with seasoned ground beef, penne pasta and VELVEETA.
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2 servings
Original recipe yields 2 servings
1/2 lb. extra lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup water
1 cup penne pasta, uncooked
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 oz. 2% Milk VELVEETA, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
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Let's Make It
1
Cook meat with onions, cumin and chili powder in large skillet on medium-high heat 5 min. or until meat is no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
2
Add tomatoes, water, pasta and peppers; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer 18 to 20 min. or until pasta is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
3
Stir in VELVEETA; cook 2 min. or until melted, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cilantro.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Special Extra
Add 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper along with the onions, cumin and chili powder.
Tip 2
Substitute
Substitute a green bell pepper for the yellow pepper.
Tip 3
Nutrition Bonus
This Southwest-inspired meal is loaded with flavor yet low in calories, fat and sodium. As an added bonus, the yellow pepper is rich in vitamin C. Eating right never tasted so good!
Nutrition
Calories
450
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
13%
Saturated Fat 4.5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 85mg
28%
Sodium 600mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates 55g
20%
Dietary Fibers 0g
Sugars 15g
30%
Protein 36g
72%
Vitamin A
60%
Vitamin C
80%
Calcium
20%
Iron
35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
Makes 2 servings, 2 cups each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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