Presto Pesto Hamburger Mac


My British friend and I created this recipe inspired by a dish she had eaten in an Italian restaurant. So easy and delicious!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ cup pesto

  • ½ cup sour cream


  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.

Cook's Note:

I prefer red pesto (with roasted tomatoes.) Amounts can vary according to preference.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

581 Calories
26g Fat
58g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 581
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 191mg 15%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 411mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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