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Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

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Kid-Approved Dinner: A nutritious meal with a taste they'll love

(NC) - Fast, family-friendly and a taste they are sure to love! Try this kid-approved meal. And look for more kid-approved dinner recipes at www.smartpasta.ca.

Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese
Prep Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Catelli Smart Macaroni
  • 1 cup seasoned diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp sweet green relish
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 2 cups frozen prepared meatballs (about 16)
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup light sour cream

Directions:

Stir the diced tomatoes and their juices with the ketchup, onion, relish, mustard, salt and pepper in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the meatballs to the tomato sauce. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the macaroni according to package directions. Drain well.

Stir the hot pasta into the tomato sauce. Stir in the sour cream until combined. Adding a handful at a time, stir in the Cheddar until melted.

Tip:

For households that prefer hotdogs to burgers, 2 cups of chopped wieners can be substituted for the meatballs.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings


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