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White Pasta with Beef

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White Pasta with Beef

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: White Pasta with Beef
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 458kcal


  • 2 cup penne pasta, dry
  • 2 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil, fresh
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 none cooking spray
  • 1/2 pound beef, ground, 90% lean
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, low fat
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Serve With

  • 2 medium orange


  • Add uncooked pasta, water, and broth to a large stockpot. Slice onion and add to pot along with basil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook on medium-high, bringing to a boil. Remove cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until liquid has completely absorbed, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, spray a skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium. Add beef and cook until browned, stirring to crumble.
  • Add beef to cooked pasta. Stir in cream cheese, 2-3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, zest of lemon, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve with orange wedges on the side.
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Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 780mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g

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5 stars
Delicious!! I didn’t have fresh basil but it was fine with freeze dried. I used the same recipe for mine and my husbands keto version with zucchini noodles, it was amazing. Definitely a do again.