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Pasta Cheeseburger Soup

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Looking for a hearty dinner? Then check out this cheesy pasta and beef soup that is ready in 25 minutes.

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

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

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
32%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
1500mg
47%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
8g
8%
Protein
25g
25%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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