Big Mac Salad


Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

Are you a Big Mac lover? If so, you are going to fall in love with this yummy Big Mac Salad! It is over-the-top delicious! And, the best part is it uses simple, common ingredients to duplicate the flavors in a Big Mac. You get the flavors of the Big Mac in a healthier-for-you salad. What's not to love?

  • 1 lb ground turkey or ground beef 
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 2 roma tomatoes; diced
  • 12 pickles; diced (more if you would like more pickles)
  • 1/2 cup red onion; diced
  • 1 bottle thousand island dressing


Place ground turkey or beef into a pan and cook until meat is browned. Drain grease.

Wash and chop iceberg lettuce. Place into a large bowl. Dice the tomatoes. Add to the bowl.

Dice the pickles. Add to bowl. 
Chop the red onion and add to bowl.

Add ground beef or turkey to the bowl and toss with salad tongs. 

Serve topped with thousand island dressing.


Nacho Pasta

Looking for an easy lunch or dinner that’s fun, fast, and family-friendly? Try this one-pot pasta that’s cooked mostly on the stovetop and then briefly broiled at the end. We use broken lasagna noodles to replicate the shape of chips, cook them in cumin-spiked tomato sauce, and top them with salsa-seasoned turkey, black beans, Colby Jack cheese, scallions, and tomatoes. 


Uncooked 99% fat-free ground turkey breast

1 pound

Fat free salsa

½ cup


1¼ cup

Canned tomato sauce

1 cup

Ground cumin

1 tsp


1. Heat pan over medium heat. Add turkey to pan; cook until done, about 5 minutes, stirring to crumble. Stir in salsa; cook until liquid evaporates, about 1 minute. Remove turkey mixture from pan.

2. Add water, tomato sauce, cumin, and salt to pan; bring to a boil. Stir in noodles; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring frequently, until noodles are tender and liquid is absorbed, about 12 minutes. Top noodle mixture with turkey mixture and black beans; cover and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

3. Preheat broiler to high. Uncover pan. Sprinkle evenly with cheese and top with tomato and scallions. Broil until cheese melts, about 2 minutes.

Kosher salt

½ tsp

Uncooked lasagna noodles

8 item, broken into chip-size pieces

Canned black beans

15 oz, rinsed and drained

Reduced-fat shredded Pepper Jack cheese

 cup, Colby Jack cheese

Fresh tomato(es)

 cup, chopped

Uncooked scallion(s)

 cup, chopped