This one-dish meal is a combination of two favorites--hamburgers and macaroni and cheese. Add in some broccoli and carrots and a creamy cheese sauce and you've got a meal the whole family will appreciate.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

35 mins
1 hr 15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.

  • In a large bowl combine the bread crumbs, egg, salt and pepper. Add ground beef: mix lightly to combine. (Do not overmix.) Press onto bottom and side of prepared pie plate. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until done (160 degrees F) (see Tip). Blot with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.

  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cook macaroni according to package directions, adding broccoli and carrots the last 4 minutes; drain in a colander.

  • In the same large saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in cream cheese and 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese until smooth. Stir in macaroni mixture; mound on top of meat mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.

  • Bake 5 to 7 minutes more or until macaroni mixture is heated through and cheddar cheese is melted. Cool on a wire rack for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.


Tip: The meat may appear a bit pink after baking. So be sure to use an instant-read thermometer to measure the doneness.

Nutrition Facts

328 calories; protein 31.5g 63% DV; carbohydrates 25.8g 8% DV; dietary fiber 3.1g 12% DV; sugars 5.5g; fat 11.3g 17% DV; saturated fat 5g 25% DV; cholesterol 65.4mg 22% DV; vitamin a iu 4046.6IU 81% DV; vitamin c 28.3mg 47% DV; folate 48.5mcg 12% DV; calcium 428.3mg 43% DV; iron 3.5mg 20% DV; magnesium 38.2mg 14% DV; potassium 570.5mg 16% DV; sodium 565.6mg 23% DV.