Eat your heart out hamburger helper…this homemade version is so simple! And so much tastier!!!
I adore making skillet meals like this one. If you’ve never made a skillet dinner, I highly recommend starting with this one.
It goes like this…
Brown the ground beef.
Mix in some tomato sauce.
Add liquid (broth or water) – broth gives a deeper flavor and tastier end result!
Cover and simmer to let the pasta cook.
Remove from the heat so the pasta doesn’t over cook and get all mushy!
Top with cheese….
Ok, so now that we’ve run down the how-to. It’s your turn to get this onto your dinner table…
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 Tbsp minced onion
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 15 oz tomato sauce
- 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
- 2 1/4 cups beef broth (or water)
- 12 oz small shell pasta noodles
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
- Fresh parsley, chopped, optional garnish
- Fresh veggies, as side dish
- In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to skillet. Stir in the tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Bring to bubbling.
- Pour in the beef broth and add the pasta noodles. Press the noodles into the liquid, then cover and simmer over medium low heat for 8 to 10 minutes, or until pasta is done. Remove from heat immediately.
- Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top.
- Serve Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet with fresh veggies.
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Erin’s Personal Recommendations for Supplies to Help Make these Recipes:
- Wilton 24 Cavity Pumpkin Silicon Mold
- Individual Brownie Bar Pan, 24 cavities
- Mini Loaf Pan, 8 cavities
- Classic Round Waffle Maker
- 6 inch Bamboo Skewers, 100 ct
- Ghirardelli Chocolate Dark Melting Wafers, 12 oz.
- Washburn Dad’s Wrapped Root Beer Barrels, 2 lbs.
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