Submitted by Carrie Brazeal,
Looking for an easy and fast, healthy meal that even your kids will like? Try making Nacho Mac & Cheese for dinner tonight.
Nacho Mac & Cheese (see video instructions below)
Prep/cook time: 30 min. Serves 6
3 cups whole wheat rotini (or another fun whole wheat pasta)
1 pound extra lean ground beef
2 cups chopped sweet red peppers
1/4 cup reduced-fat stick margarine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 envelope taco seasoning
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 1/4 cups fat-free milk
4 ounces reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 cup coarsely crushed whole grain tortilla chips
1. Cook rotini according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile in a Dutch oven, cook beef and red peppers over medium
heat until mean is no longer pink
3. Stir in margarine, flour, taco seasoning and pepper until blended.
Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes
or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese and corn
until cheese is melted.
4. Drain rotini; add to beef mixture and
stir to coat. Sprinkle with tortilla chips.
Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 730 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 6 g
Submitted by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension
Carrie T. Brazeal, CFCS
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
825 N. McDonald, Suite 150