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30-Min. Cheeseburger Pasta

Trade the drive-through cheeseburger for this quick pasta that comes together in one skillet—no boiling water required. 
Servings: 6
Total Time: 30m
Prep Time: 5m
Cooking Time: 25m
30-Min. Cheeseburger Pasta


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce (24 ounces) or make your own (link to 30-Minute Spaghetti Sauce recipe)
  • 3 cups water
  • 12 ounces uncooked bite-size pasta
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Instructions

  1. Brown the beef—In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef until evenly browned. Drain excess fat.
  2. Make the pasta and sauce—Increase heat to high. Stir pasta sauce and water into beef and bring to a boil. Then stir in uncooked macaroni and return to boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender—about 14 minutes. Stir in mozzarella cheese until melted and evenly distributed. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.


Pick Your Favorite Pasta

Our one-skillet meal works great with any bite-size pasta, from macaroni or penne to bow-tie or shells. Add a healthy spin with whole wheat pasta.

Make it Easier

Our GreenPan Ceramic Nonstick Frypans offer easy release for this cheesy pasta. Plus, the extra nonstick coating makes cleanup incredibly quick and simple.