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Meat Sauce Macaroni

Yield 2 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
Boasting just the right number of shortcuts, this saucy pasta dish should prove to be a keeper around your house. A tossed green salad is a great beginning.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground round
  • 1/2 cup commercial pizza sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup hot cooked elbow macaroni (about 2 ounces uncooked)
  • 2 tablespoons (about 1/2 ounce) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 310
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 9.6 g
  • satfat 3.4 g
  • monofat 3.9 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 30.5 g
  • carbohydrate 24.5 g
  • fiber 1.5 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 4.1 mg
  • sodium 445 mg
  • calcium 90 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook meat in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain. Wipe drippings from pan with a paper towel; return meat to pan. Add sauce, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes. Add pasta; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese.