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Presto Pesto Hamburger Mac

Rated as 3.74 out of 5 Stars
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"My British friend and I created this recipe inspired by a dish she had eaten in an Italian restaurant. So easy and delicious!"
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Ingredients

20 m servings 581
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Stir pesto and sour cream into ground beef until warmed; add macaroni and mix well.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • I prefer red pesto (with roasted tomatoes.) Amounts can vary according to preference.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 581 calories; 26.4 57.9 26.6 62 217 Full nutrition

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Reviews

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Most helpful positive review

Upon reading the other reviews first, I increased both the pesto and sour cream to a cup and added Italian seasoning. It turned out great.

Most helpful critical review

It's an OK recipe. It just needs more seasoning.

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Upon reading the other reviews first, I increased both the pesto and sour cream to a cup and added Italian seasoning. It turned out great.

Very good! I added 1 cup of sour cream and one 8 oz. jar of pesto to add more flavor. Also added Italian seasoning, chopped onion and garlic. A quick, easy meal and very tasty.

I substituted boursin garlic & fine herbs for the sour cream and used basil pesto and it was delicious!! Just a little fresh ground pepper and dinner was ready in about ten minutes.

this was super easy to make, and fast too. the only thing is that it was really bland, and I had to add alot of seasoning to this. but with the seasoning it came out great!

I upped the pesto and sour cream to 1 cup and that was definitely a good idea. Also added a can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes - very good recipe. Thanks!

Based on other reviews, I doubled the pesto and sour cream. Used whole grain rotini instead of macaroni. Also added Parmesan Cheese at the table. My family liked it.

It's an OK recipe. It just needs more seasoning.

My toddler really enjoyed this easy and quick meal. Plus I used pesto that has superfoods in it like Kale.