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Cheesy Beef & Pasta Skillet

Cheesy Beef & Pasta Skillet recipe
photo by:kraft
If you like beefy mac and cheese, you'll like this easy skillet dish—made with seasoned ground beef, penne pasta and VELVEETA.
time
prep:
10 min
total:
45 min
servings
total:
2 servings, 2 cups each
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What You Need

1/2
lb.  extra lean ground beef
1/2
cup  chopped onions
1
tsp.  ground cumin
1
tsp.  chili powder
1
can  (14-1/2 oz.) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2
cup  water
1
cup  penne pasta, uncooked
1
 yellow bell pepper, chopped
2
oz.  2% Milk VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2
Tbsp.  chopped cilantro

Make It

COOK meat with onions, cumin and chili powder in large skillet on medium-high heat 5 min. or until meat is no longer pink, stirring occasionally.

ADD tomatoes, water, pasta and peppers; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer 18 to 20 min. or until pasta is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.

STIR in VELVEETA; cook 2 min. or until melted, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Special Extra
Add 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper along with the onions, cumin and chili powder.
Substitute
Substitute a green bell pepper for the yellow pepper.
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