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Cheesy Skillet Pasta with Meat Sauce

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My kids and husband love pasta. Seriously, they could eat it for every meal.
This skillet dinner is filled with protein from lean bison and cheese.
I used brown rice pasta so my gluten free readers would not feel left out.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins
 8 ounces dry Brown Rice Pasta
 1 pound organic ground Bison (lean chopped meat great too!)
 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
 1 cup chopped White Onion
 2 cloves Garlic, minced
 3/4 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
 1/4 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
 1 14 ounce can Crushed Tomatoes
 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
 1 1/4 cup low fat Shredded Mozzaralla Cheese
 2 tablespoons fresh Italian Parsley, plus extra for garnish
1

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking. Set oven to a low broil with the rack in the middle. Sauté onion and garlic in a large oven safe skillet over medium heat until softened and fragrant. Add the bison, salt, smoked paprika and pepper. Stir and break up the meat until it is browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain fat from pan if necessary. Add the tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup of the mozzarella and the pasta, stir to combine until well combined and cheese is melted.

2

Top skillet pasta with 1 cup shredded mozzarella. Put skillet under the broiler for about 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and browned.

Ingredients

 8 ounces dry Brown Rice Pasta
 1 pound organic ground Bison (lean chopped meat great too!)
 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
 1 cup chopped White Onion
 2 cloves Garlic, minced
 3/4 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
 1/4 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
 1 14 ounce can Crushed Tomatoes
 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
 1 1/4 cup low fat Shredded Mozzaralla Cheese
 2 tablespoons fresh Italian Parsley, plus extra for garnish

Directions

1

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking. Set oven to a low broil with the rack in the middle. Sauté onion and garlic in a large oven safe skillet over medium heat until softened and fragrant. Add the bison, salt, smoked paprika and pepper. Stir and break up the meat until it is browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain fat from pan if necessary. Add the tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup of the mozzarella and the pasta, stir to combine until well combined and cheese is melted.

2

Top skillet pasta with 1 cup shredded mozzarella. Put skillet under the broiler for about 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and browned.

Cheesy Skillet Pasta with Meat Sauce

~ Marla Meridith

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