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Ground Beef Pasta

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This easy Ground Beef Pasta dinner is one of those easy comfort meals you can make on your stovetop. Made with fresh vegetables, ground beef and noodles, it is economical too!

This ground beef and pasta recipe goes well with some warm cornbread. You can also change up the type of pasta too! Be sure to check out my time-saving tips after the recipe.

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Hello Friends! Did you have a good weekend? We celebrated Mother’s Day the best we could. Certainly different than other years, but it was still a nice day! 

Today’s Cheesy beef pasta recipe is so easy and it all comes together in a single skillet on your stove. I do a lot of stovetop cooking because it is easy and quick. All you need are a few ingredients to make this easy pasta recipe. It also makes a great dish to change up from time to time.

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List of main ingredients for this ground beef and pasta recipe:

Ground Beef – I like to a 90% lean ground beef, but you can use one with a little more fat too. 

Zucchini – I like to use a mix of zucchini and banana squash for color, but either works fabulously!

Tomato Sauce – I usually buy whatever is on sale. I have made this with both brand name and generic tomato sauce and it comes out the same. If you use an unsalted variety, just add a little more salt to the dish. 

Pasta – I like to use elbow macaroni for this recipe because the curly noodles embrace the sauce and meat. You can use other types of small pasta as well.  

Variations on this recipe

For a more creamy beef pasta, you can add more cheese.

How to  make Ground Beef Pasta

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This is so easy friends! You basically cook the meat and drain it and add everything else. In just about 20 minutes you will have a lovely dinner!

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It is so good!


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Easy beef pasta recipe


Ground Beef Pasta

ground beef pasta
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5 from 11 votes

Ground Beef Pasta

Delicious and easy ground beef pasta made in a single skillet in less than 30 minutes.
Course pasta
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner, ground beef, one pot, pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 276kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 14.5 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • garlic salt
  • pepper
  • Mozzarella Cheese


  • In a large skillet, brown ground beef in oil.
  • Drain ground beef.
  • Slice and dice zucchini and bell pepper and add to pthe an.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the pan until boiling.
  • Reduce heat and cover and cook 15-27 minutes until pasta is al dente.
  • Serve with Mozzarella cheese


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg

timesaving tips to streamline recipes

  • Cut your vegetables in the morning and store in the refrigerator – they will be ready for cooking when you are.
  • Double the recipe and freeze the second batch for an easy dinner to reheat later.

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Jere Cassidy

Monday 29th of March 2021

This is our comfort food dish. I love that you added zucchini to this for some veggies.

Tyanne Johnson

Monday 29th of March 2021

Such a whole some meal! I love that it is not very fattening for being a pasta.


Monday 29th of March 2021

My kids loved this