The entire family will love this flavorful CHEESEBURGER CASSEROLE recipe since it is so full of flavor. This casserole is seasoned with melted cheddar cheese and chopped dill pickles and is made with lean mince beef, rotini pasta, onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, and a zesty Dijon mustard sauce.
This dish, which has just 261 calories per serving, is a great and healthful way to experience cheeseburger flavors without all the extra fat and calories. It also takes only 30 minutes to prepare and is simple to create! Try making this CHEESEBURGER CASSEROLE right away to get the mouthwatering flavor of a cheeseburger in a hearty and filling casserole.
- 2 cups (6 oz) uncooked rotini pasta (use brown rice pasta for GF)
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups onions, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1 lb lean ground beef (95% lean)
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 28 oz diced tomatoes
- 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 cups reduced-fat grated cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta according to the package directions for al dente and drain well.
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the beef and cook until browned; season with salt and pepper. Stir in the tomato paste, then addthe tomatoes and mustard. Let the mixture bubble gently until it is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
Toss the meat mixture with the pasta and spread it into the prepared dish. Top with the cheddar and bake until the cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle the chopped pickles over the top and serve. Makes about 9 cups.
Servings: 9 • Size: about 1 cup
Calories: 261 • Fat: 9 g • Protein: 21.5 g • Carb: 21.5 g • Fiber: 2 g • Sugar: 3 g
Sodium: 468.5 mg