Cheeseburger Pasta

This may seem like a strange combination but trust me, it's good!
It tastes exactly like a cheese burger but less calories and can be more filling when you bulk it out with extra vegetables.
Basically add any burger toppings you like & voilĂ  you're eating your favourite fastfood for a fraction of the calories!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2


Amount Per Serving
Calories 551
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.1g21%
Total Carbohydrate 66.9g23%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g6%
Protein 37.2g75%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Yields2 ServingsCategoryDinner

 200 g lean mince / mince substitute
 150 g dried macaroni
 200 g chopped tomatoes
 30 ml ketchup
 30 g low fat cheese - grated
 1 large pickled gherkin - chopped
 0.50 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
 10 ml mustard
 1 tsp smoked paprika
 1 tsp garlic powder
 0.50 tsp mustard powder
 0.50 tsp onion powder

1

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil, ad the macaroni and cook until al dente (approximately 8-12 minutes).

Drain the pasta, saving some of the water and set aside.

2

In a non stick pan, add the mince and brown it off.

Once brown, remove from the pan and set aside.

3

To the same pan, add the garlic and chopped onion. Cook until the garlic is fragrant and the onions have softened.

4

Add the chopped tomatoes, ketchup and seasoning to a blender and mix until smooth.

5

Now add the mince, sauce and pasta water back to the pan and bring to the boil.

Lower the heat and allow to simmer until reduced.

6

Add the rest of the ingredients (except the mustard) to the pot and mix well until fully combined.

7

Plate the pasta mixture and drizzle the mustard on top.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

 200 g lean mince / mince substitute
 150 g dried macaroni
 200 g chopped tomatoes
 30 ml ketchup
 30 g low fat cheese - grated
 1 large pickled gherkin - chopped
 0.50 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
 10 ml mustard
 1 tsp smoked paprika
 1 tsp garlic powder
 0.50 tsp mustard powder
 0.50 tsp onion powder

Directions

1

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil, ad the macaroni and cook until al dente (approximately 8-12 minutes).

Drain the pasta, saving some of the water and set aside.

2

In a non stick pan, add the mince and brown it off.

Once brown, remove from the pan and set aside.

3

To the same pan, add the garlic and chopped onion. Cook until the garlic is fragrant and the onions have softened.

4

Add the chopped tomatoes, ketchup and seasoning to a blender and mix until smooth.

5

Now add the mince, sauce and pasta water back to the pan and bring to the boil.

Lower the heat and allow to simmer until reduced.

6

Add the rest of the ingredients (except the mustard) to the pot and mix well until fully combined.

7

Plate the pasta mixture and drizzle the mustard on top.

Enjoy!

Cheese Burger Pasta

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