Pasta Cheeseburger Soup

Looking for a hearty dinner? Then check out this cheesy pasta and beef soup that is ready in 25 minutes.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups uncooked rotini pasta (4 oz.)
1/2
lb. lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
small zucchini, chopped (2 cups)
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup milk
1
cup chicken broth
1
jar (8-oz.) pasteurized process cheese sauce

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Cook rotini as directed on package. Drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2 1/2-quart saucepan, cook ground beef, zucchini and oregano over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 3 Stir in flour and salt. Add milk, chicken broth, cheese sauce and cooked rotini to ground beef mixture; mix gently. Simmer about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally.
  • 1 Cook rotini as directed on package. Drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2 1/2-quart saucepan, cook ground beef, zucchini and oregano over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 3 Stir in flour and salt. Add milk, chicken broth, cheese sauce and cooked rotini to ground beef mixture; mix gently. Simmer about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you don't have rotini on hand, use elbow or shell macaroni. For an adult twist, use a cup of beer instead of the chicken broth.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
1500mg
1500%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.