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Skillet Beefaroni

Skillet Beefaroni

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If you’re looking for a simple yet flavorful dinner, this Skillet Beefaroni is easy and delicious. And BONUS it’s all made in one skillet, topped with cheese and slipped under the broiler. Serves 6 to 8 in under an hour.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine American-Italian
Keyword beefaroni, dinner, one pan pasta recipe, pasta, skillet pasta
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 210
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 small yellow onion quartered
  • 1 medium carrot roughly chopped
  • 1 short celery stalk roughly chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 pound (96%) lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 tablespoons (rounded) tomato paste
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound dried elbow macaroni
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella


  • In the bowl of your food processor fitted with the blade attachment add; onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Secure the lid and pulse until finely minced.
  • Spray a deep skillet with olive oil spray and heat over medium to medium-low, add the minced vegetable mixture with a small pinch of kosher salt. Stir and cook 5 to 6 minutes or until the vegetables soften.
  • Add in 1 pound (96%) lean ground beef. Use a wooden spatula to break it up and cook until no longer pink. Drain and discard any fat in the bottom of the skillet.
  • Next, add in oregano, marjoram, basil and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
  • Then measure and add in tomato paste. Stir and cook 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add in crushed tomatoes, low-sodium chicken broth, dried macaroni noodles and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Stir and bring to a simmer over medium to medium-high heat stirring often as the noodles do like to stick. Once simmering, reduce to low and stir, scraping the bottom often to avoid sticking.
  • Meanwhile, move your oven rack to the highest position in your oven before preheating your broiler on high.
  • Once the noodles are tender, about 12 to 14 minutes, remove from the heat and season with 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste. Sprinkle with parmesan and then mozzarella. Slip the skillet under the broiler for a minute or two. Keep a close eye on it to avoid burning.
  • Serve topped with minced fresh parsley.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 332mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g