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Broccoli Bacon Beef Pasta

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Course Main Dish
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
 

  • 6 ounces pasta fettuccine or spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoons light margarine ICBINB
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ¼ yellow onion diced
  • 16 ounces extra lean ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 3 strips fully cooked bacon
  • 2 heads broccoli
  • ¼ cup pasta water
  • 2 ounces ⅓ less fat cream cheese
  • ¼ cup reduced fat, part skim shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to the package. Reserve ½ cup of pasta water then drain well and set aside
  • Heat a large pan over medium/high heat
  • Add margarine and allow it to melt
  • Add garlic and cook for one minute, until fragrant
  • Dice onion. Add to pan and cook until slightly soft, about 3-4 minutes
  • Add ground beef and break apart a bit. Sprinkle on the seasonings and mix to combine, while continuing to break apart
  • Dice the bacon. Once the beef is halfway cooked, add in the bacon and continue to cook the beef.
  • Cut up the broccoli and set aside.
  • Once the beef is almost cooked, about 90% cooked, add in the broccoli and a ¼ cup of pasta water. Cover the pan and allow broccoli to steam and beef to fully cook.
  • Once beef is completely cooked and the broccoli is soft, add the cream cheese and mix everything together as the cream cheese melts
  • Add the shredded cheese and mix everything together as the cheese melts
  • Bring the heat up for just a few minutes to reduce the sauce
  • Add in the pasta and toss to coat, add more pasta sauce if needed.
💚: 10
💙: 10
💜: 5 (if using 100% whole wheat pasta)
✔️: 400 calories
Keyword Meat, Pasta
Course Main Dish
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