Skillet Pasta and Beef Dinner Recipe -
Skillet Pasta and Beef Dinner Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Skillet Pasta and Beef Dinner

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"Cooking the pasta in the ground beef sauce gives this skillet dinner big flavor and keeps extra dishes to a minimum."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    30 mins


  1. Brown ground beef in 12-inch skillet; drain.
  2. Stir in Pasta Sauce and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in uncooked rotini and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook covered, stirring occasionally, 12 minutes or until rotini is tender. Remove from heat and sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 17, 2009

This is an incredibly easy dish to make and tastes good. It's like Hamburger Helper, but without paying for an overpriced box of noodles and spices. I'll make again next time I have extra pasta sauce and beef laying around. (Tip: Use whatever pasta sauce you want, not just Ragu!)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 02, 2011

I didn't change anything but I thought it was a bit plain, if I make again I'll try to spice it up a bit.


28 Ratings

Mar 30, 2010

My family loved it! i did change it a little though i used diced tomatoes, a can of hunts tomato sauce, oregano, onion, and turned out great! :)

Jul 16, 2009

Mix between spaghetti and hamburger helper but not quite as good as either one. I do appreciate how easy it was though. I kept having to add water and cooked noodles a lot longer.

Jun 25, 2009

I used Lawry's seasoning salt on the buger, I used whole wheat rotini, and Emril's Garlic Pasta sauce. I also only had shredded chedder cheese, so I used that instead. I took "Laura"'s advice and put the browned burger, water, pasta & sauce in a big pot for the second step. my hubby and 3 year old loved it as well. Fast and Easy and Filling, perfect for a work-week evening.

Dec 02, 2010

Nice combination with this dish. Reminds me of goulash. This is a quick, easy meal, and makes for good leftovers over the following two days. This was a good "comfort food" dish for the week.

Aug 24, 2010

Delicious!! Fast, easy, and my kids and I loved it!

Aug 23, 2010

I definitely like the concept of this meal. Ever since I've made it my boyfriend always wants me to cook the pasta in with the sauce for everything! I did have to make some changes though, well i kept everything the same except I added 2 tsp. minced garlic, 2 tbs. dried parsley, 1 half red onion (cooked with the meat), seasoning salt, and also additional salt and pepper. Also topped it with parm cheese, delish! Thanks for posting.


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  • Calories
  • 590 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 24.6 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 13.6 g
  • 54%
  • Protein
  • 35 g
  • 70%
  • Sodium
  • 955 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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