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spoon with ground beef pasta

Ground Beef Pasta Skillet Dinner

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: main course
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Ground beef pasta is a one skillet recipe the entire family will love. This pasta and cheesy ground beef sauce is ready in just 20 minutes so it is perfect for busy weeknights too!


  • 1-1 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic, about 3 cloves
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 16 ounces rotini


  1. Set water to boil and cook pasta according to package directions in a separate pot while you make the sauce.
  2. Brown the meat and drain any excess grease.
  3. Add onion and cook until soft, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire and salt and cook for one minute.
  5. Add beef broth and scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze it and get all that tasty flavor!
  6. Stir in the marinara and simmer 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream, drained pasta, and cheese.
  8. Enjoy!


  • use a large skillet so it doesn't overflow when you stir in the pasta
  • don't skip the deglazing portion of the instructions! all those brown bits at the bottom of the pan add a ton of flavor

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