December 15, 2015

One Skillet Cheddar and Beef Melt

This post is sponsored by Tyson®.  This One Skillet Beef and Cheddar Melt comes together in just 15 minutes making it an easy dinner solution for busy weeknights!


As a family, we've come to the point in our lives where weeknights are full of the hustle and bustle of homework and extracurricular activities.  Several nights a week are spent running around from here to there, which in turn leaves us short on time for dinner.

Sometimes we go for pizza, but other nights we need options for meals that come together super easily.  And quickly.  Quick and easy is key because, Lord knows, there's an invisible wall my three-year-old hits when he's up past his bedtime that magically turns him into a much whinier, much more unhappy child.  The boy just doesn't handle tired well.

Not to mention that these are school nights we're talking about!  I'm one of those old fashioned mama's who thinks kids need looooots of sleep, so that's another reason why I need an arsenal of easy to prepare meal ideas.


Lucky for me, Tyson® Meal Kits are a one-stop solution for complete family meals! Like, I'm talking everything you need to make the whole meal.  I found them in the Ready to Cook section of the Fresh Meat case at Publix.  (Tell me you're a Publix shopper because Pubilx is seriously my happy place and I think we should all be kindred Publix shoppers!  Ha!)

The Tyson® Ready for Skillet Meal Kits come in four different varieties:

Cheddar and Beef Melt
Beef Marinara
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
3 Cheese Chicken Carbonara

I scooped up the Cheddar and Beef Melt because I knew it would be a hit with the kiddos!


While I browned the lean ground beef, I threw together a quick salad, which I think is a great way to round out the one skillet dinner.  By the time I was done chopping the veggies it was time to add the pasta to the skillet, followed by the cheese sauce.

Totally easy and really yummy!

And it all came together in right around 15 minutes.  Bam!  Perfect for the busy weeknight dinner dilemma!



If your family has been looking for some ideas for the busy weeknight, then you should totally try these.

Bonus: there's an Instant Redeemable Coupon on the Meal Kit packages! (Expires: 02/01/16)  These were an economical option to begin with, but with the coupon it makes the price even sweeter!  I'm a total coupon lover and it doesn't get any easier than coupons that come stuck right to the package!

So, which Tyson® Ready for Skillet Meal do you want to try?  I think next time I'll go for the 3 Cheese Chicken Carbonara!  Yum!  Look for them at Publix!


One Skillet Cheddar and Beef Melt

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Ingredients
  • 1 Tyson® Ready for Skillet Cheddar and Beef Melt Meal Kit - includes lean ground beef, pasta, and cheese sauce

Instructions
  1. Brown beef in a skillet; drain.  Add the pasta to the skillet, stirring frequently until heated through.  Add the cheese sauce to the skillet and stir until well mixed and hot.

Notes
  • The Tyson® Ready for Skillet Meal Kits are perfect for customizing to your tastes.  I think that the next time I make the Cheddar and Beef Melt, I'll add a little scoop of salsa.  Or better yet, I'll top it with crumbled bacon!  Yes!  It' would also be great with a veggie like peas mixed in.
  • This post is sponsored by Tyson®.  All thought and opinions are, as always, 100% my own.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.

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