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Healthy And Hearty Hamburger Mac

by Sanjana Karanth  |  264 views  |  0 comments  |      Rate this now! 

Mac and cheese is a given dinner success for every kid, especially when it's hamburger mac and cheese. Savory chunks of beef, decadent cheese sauce...what's not to love? Put a healthy twist on this winner of a dinner with some whole grain pasta and wholesome ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box whole grain macaroni pasta
  • 1 lb seasoned ground hamburger meat
  • 1 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 2 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 2/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon wheat flour
  • 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs

Directions:

  1. Place hamburger meat in a skillet, and break apart until fully cooked.
  2. In large pot, cook whole wheat pasta until al dente or preferred tenderness. Drain and keep aside.
  3. In same pot, combine melted butter, milk, flour, cayenne, dried mustard, salt, and pepper. Stir until combination becomes smooth mixture.
  4. Add cooked pasta in milk mixture, and combine with cheddar and Parmesan. Stir until cheese melts and sauce becomes thick.
  5. Add cooked meat into pot. Stir thoroughly. Top with extra grated parmesan and serve while hot.

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