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Skillet Noodles and Beef

Skillet Noodles and Beef

97 Ratings
97 Ratings
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Makes: 8 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

A quick and easy weeknight entrée. If you want to give this dish an extra kick, spice with your favorite hot sauce, or red pepper flakes. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (15 ounce)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 3 cups noodles, uncooked, 1/2 inch wide
  • 1 package spinach, frozen, chopped (10 ounce)
  • 1 cup cottage cheese, non-fat
  • 1/2 cup cheese, part-skim mozzarella, shredded

Directions

1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet. Drain and rinse to remove fat.
2. Add onion, tomato sauce, water, and spices. Cover and bring to a boil.
3. Add noodles. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Defrost spinach in the microwave. Stir spinach into skillet mixture. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Stir mixture. Spoon cottage cheese on top and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add water if mixture gets too dry.
 

Notes

Learn more about:
- Onions
- Spinach

Source:

University of New Hampshire, Cooperative Extension

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups, 1/8 of recipe (224g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 181
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 36 mg
Sodium 413 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 14 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 144 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 406 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 181
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.2 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 36 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 14 g
Minerals
Calcium 144 mg
Potassium 406 mg
Sodium 413 mg
Copper 166 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 52 mg
Phosphorus 200 mg
Selenium 20 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 197 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.3 mg
Vitamin B12 1 mcg
Vitamin C 2 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 2 mg
Vitamin K 157 mcg
Folate 104 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.3 mg
Niacin 4 mg
Choline 49 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1/2 cups
Grains 1/2 ounces
Protein Foods 1/2 ounces
Dairy 1/4 cups

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I've used this recipe with several groups and it is always a hit. I use some additional herbs as well as a little more garlic powder for flavor - very good way to get youth to try spinach!
08/30/10
I found this recipe bland. If I were preparing at home I would change it up, but since I was looking for something to use in an educational setting I didn't want to add anything to change the nutrition label. I wouldn't make it for clients or for my family again.
03/09/09
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