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Tom's Easy Cheesy Skillet

Categories: Kid-friendly, Quick to fix
Type: Main Dishes

This turkey and cheese concoction, made even heartier with corn and pasta, is just perfect for growing boys and girls.

Serves: Serves: 4 (1 cup)


  • 8 ounces ground 90% lean turkey or beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar Heinz Fat Free Beef Gravy
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Kraft reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup (one 2.5-ounce jar) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups hot cooked rotini pasta, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed

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  1. In a large skillet sprayed with olive oil-flavored cooking spray, brown meat and onion. Stir in gravy and Cheddar cheese.
  2. Continue cooking until cheese melts, stirring often. Add mushrooms, rotini pasta, and corn. Mix well to combine.
  3. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until mixture is heated through, stirring often.
  • 1 . A full 1 cup uncooked rotini pasta usually cooks to about 2 . Thaw corn by placing in a colander and rinsing under hot water for one minute.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY WITH THE KIDS IN MIND by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 1998 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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