Hungry Girl’s Cheeseburger Mac Attack

Found at health food stores, low-calorie, high-fiber pasta such as Fiber Gourmet brand has 40% less calories than regular pasta and 70% of your daily value of fiber. TV host, author and "foodologist" Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien uses this substitution along with lean turkey and cauliflower for a dish that’s less than half the calories of a traditional mac and cheese with beef meal. Nutrition Facts Per 1 serving 300 calories 9.5g fat 38g carbs 13.5g fiber 8.5g sugars 24.5g protein

Hungry Girl’s Cheeseburger Mac Attack

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  • 5

    oz (about 1⅓ cups) uncooked reduced-calorie, high-fiber elbow macaroni

  • 10

    oz raw lean ground turkey

  • ½

    cup finely chopped onion

  • 2

    tbsp ketchup

  • 3

    cups frozen cauliflower florets

  • 2

    tbsp light sour cream

  • 2

    slices 2% American cheese

  • 5

    wedges light creamy Swiss cheese

  • 2

    scallions, thinly sliced

  • Optional seasonings: salt, black pepper


In a large pot, prepare pasta very al dente, cooking for about half of the time indicated on the package. Drain well. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix turkey, onion, and ketchup. Stir in cauliflower and cooked pasta. Transfer mixture to the crock pot. Cover and cook on high for about 3 hours or on low for about 7 hours, until turkey is fully cooked. Add remaining ingredients, breaking the cheese wedges and slices into pieces. Thoroughly stir. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, or until cheeses have melted. Stir until contents are thoroughly mixed and cheese is evenly distributed. Dig in!


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