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Easy Cheesy Beef Pasta Skillet

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This easy cheesy beef pasta recipe is simple and delicious! Pasta tossed in a simple sauce and lots of cheese. This recipe feeds 4 to 6 and is ready in 30!
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword beef, cheesy, easy, pasta, skillet
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 528
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound small pasta
  • 2 teaspoons light olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce store bought or homemade
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 to 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups mozzarella and/or fontina cheese, grated fresh
  • basil for garnish
  • minced parsley for garnish
  • grated parmesan cheese for serving

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in the pasta, stir and cook following package directions until al dente.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a 12-inch deep sided skillet on medium-low heat. Add in onion and a pinch of salt, stir and cook until the edges of the onion starts turning slightly golden brown. Then add in the garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Next add in the ground beef, breaking it up into small crumbles with a wooden spoon. Cook until no longer pink, drain and discard fat if necessary.
  • Add in the tomato paste, Worcestershire and black pepper, stir and cook 2 to 3 minutes before adding in the broth, stirring to combine.
  • Drain and add in the pasta and gently toss. Then and in all of the mozzarella cheese. Toss until melted and serve with minced fresh parsley and parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 647mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 3mg