Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cheeseburger Mac Attack

No, you're not dreaming. This really is a healthy dish.
If you’re sitting around wondering what to cook for dinner tonight, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve got an amazingly delicious recipe that will knock your socks right off. What’s even better is that it’s super easy to make; even the culinary challenged can pull this one off! The best part? It’s healthy! Yes, that’s right, going to town on this mouthwatering meal will not give you thunder thighs or a muffin top!  So, go ahead; dig in!

Here’s What You’ll Need
For four servings:
  • 5 oz. (about 1 1/3 cups) uncooked reduced-calorie, high-fiber elbow macaroni
  • 10 oz. raw lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. seasoning salt
  • 1 Tsp. garlic salt
  • 3 cups frozen cauliflower florets
  • 2 Tbsp. light sour cream
  • 2 slices 2% American cheese
  • 5 wedges light creamy Swiss cheese
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Optional Seasonings: Salt & Pepper

Let’s Get Cookin’
In a large pot, prepare the pasta very al dente. To make sure it’s cooked just right, go ahead and cook it for about half of the time indicated on the package. Then, drain all excess water and set aside.

While your pasta is boiling, combine the turkey, onion, seasoning salt, garlic salt, and ketchup and mix thoroughly. Once you’ve mixed it all up, stir in the cauliflower and cooked pasta, then transfer the mixture into the crock pot.

Cover with lid, and cook on high for about 3 hours. Or, if you’ve got time to kill, you can cook it on low for 7 hours. Whichever way you choose, just be sure the turkey is fully cooked.

Once the turkey is fully cooked and ready to go, break the cheese wedges and cheese slices up into little pieces and throw them into your crock pot, along with the other remaining ingredients. Be sure to stir everything thoroughly so that the cheese is mixed throughout and evenly distributed.

Then, you’ll cover once more, and cook for an additional 15 minutes to get everything melty and delicious. Your next step is simple: dig in! 

Nutrition Facts
Per Serving
300 Calories
9.5g Fat
38g Carbohydrates
13.5g Fiber
8.5g Sugar
24.5g Protein

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  1. this must taste heavenly :)
    thank you for sharing this recipe!

    1. You're quite welcome! :) I'm your newest follower, and can't wait to try out your recipes and crafty ideas! Thanks so much for commenting!

  2. I have frozen brocolli, not cauliflower. Do you think that would work? My daughter wants me to make this for dinner. :)

    1. Hey there!
      That's a great question; I'm sure it would work! I don't see why it wouldn't. After all, broccoli and cauliflower have the same consistency. Since broccoli has such a strong taste, the flavor might be a bit different though. So, you may need to add in a few different seasonings to get the taste to where you want it! I think it sounds great though. Good luck, and let me know how it turns out :)


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    1. I hope you like it, Alex! Give it a try and let me know what you think :)


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