Cheesy Ground Beef Pasta Skillet

This beefy and cheesy skillet dinner is so good, it’s worthy of company!


This beefy and cheesy skillet dinner is so good, it’s worthy of company!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pasta cooked see NOTES
  • 1 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp crushed red chili flakes optional
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley plus more for garnish
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella

Instructions

  • Cook (if cooking) pasta according to al dente package directions less 1 minute. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Drain pasta without rinsing.
  • Meanwhile in a large skillet over high heat add 1 tablespoon olive oil and brown beef while breaking up with a wooden spoon, about 2 minutes. Reduce to medium heat. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Stir in garlic, onions, chili flakes, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, parsley, and 1/2 cup pasta (or plain) water. Simmer until meat is tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Toss in pasta and 1 cup mozzarella. Top with remaining cheese and cover with lid. Garish with additional parsley.