This week was a little more special because it was my Birthday on Wednesday. So I chose not to cook dinner lol. But as for the beginning and rest of the week I picked out a few other delicious recipes that I planned on cooking. 

Here's what I had planned 😊

The dish I will sharing with you today is this really yummy Beef, Cheese, and Noodle Bake. Then tomorrow I'll be showing you these two Crockpot Buffalo Ranch chicken wings and the Side Dish Cucumber Salad. It's going to be delicious!

 

Anyway, let's get back to the recipe 

 

Do you have some picky eaters in your family? Well then how about you outsmart the picky "noodles only" eaters at the table with this macaroni and cheese casserole. It's loaded with lean sirloin, shredded veggies, and lots of calcium–each serving has 200 milligrams. 

Here are some other perks 

 

  1. less than three hundred calories 
  2. low in carbs
  3. Healthy 
  4. Yummoelicious                                                                                                                                           5.   Kid Friendly 

Need I say more? 

I'm certain that your whole family (even the picky eaters) will enjoy this dish! 

 

Beef, Cheese, and Noodle Bake

 

Ingredients

1 (8-ounce) package small elbow macaroni

Cooking spray 

1 C prechopped onion

1 C preshredded celery 

1 C preshredded carrot

2 tsp minced garlic

1 lb lean ground sirloin

1  C tomato sauce

1 tsp kosher salt, divided

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 C fat-free milk

2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

1 1/2 C (6 ounces) 2% reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese (your choice), divided

Directions 

Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil and grease it with cooking spray. Preheat your oven to 350°.

1. Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt; drain. Lightly coat pasta with cooking spray. Heat a Large pot over medium-high heat. Grease your pot with cooking spray.  Add onion and carrot, and sauté four minutes. 

2. Add garlic; sauté for one minute. Add the ground beef; cook for five minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook for two minutes or until most of liquid evaporates. Add pasta to beef mixture in pan, stirring to combine. Spoon pasta mixture into the previous prepared baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Place milk, flour, nutmeg, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a medium saucepan; stir with a whisk until blended. Cook over medium heat two minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add 1 cup cheese, stirring until smooth. Pour cheese mixture over pasta mixture; stir. Top evenly with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake in your oven for twenty minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with a green veggie or side salad.

 

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