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Sneak extra vegetables into your child's day (and yours too!) with this easy one-skillet pasta recipe. Finely chop mushrooms to resemble the texture of ground beef and stir them into a classic meat sauce for an extra-healthy twist on a dinnertime favorite.

Source: EatingWell.com, June 2017

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Recipe Summary

active:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add beef, mushrooms and onion and cook, stirring, until the beef is no longer pink and the mushroom liquid is mostly evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.

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  • Stir in tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire, Italian seasoning, salt and garlic powder.

  • Add pasta. Bring to a boil.

  • Cover, reduce heat and cook, stirring once or twice, until the pasta is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, 16 to 18 minutes.

  • Sprinkle the pasta with cheese, cover and cook until the cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  • Garnish with basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/4 cups
582 calories; protein 44.3g; carbohydrates 54.9g; dietary fiber 7.5g; sugars 4.5g; fat 20.8g; saturated fat 7.2g; cholesterol 100.7mg; vitamin a iu 1220IU; vitamin c 17.1mg; folate 27.3mcg; calcium 160.3mg; iron 6.2mg; magnesium 57.5mg; potassium 1262.2mg; sodium 690.6mg; added sugar 1g.

4 lean protein, 3 starch, 2 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat, 1/2 high-fat protein

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