Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet Meal

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Simple and filling Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet dish is sure to become a favorite family meal! 

Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet - The Foodie Affair

I think one of the best perks being a food blogger is that you are surrounded by creative recipe developers! Mary Ellen from Recipes, Food and Cooking shared a Crock Pot Cheeseburger Casserole last month that I was anxious to try. It’s a simple recipe (aren’t those the best?!), and the cheeseburger title peaked my curiosity, plus I had all the ingredients ready to use!

What I lacked was time! I didn’t plan well in advance to get this assembled and in the slow cooker before heading to work for the day, so instead of postponing my meal plan, I adapted the recipe to be a quick skillet meal!

Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet - The Foodie Affair

Like Mary Ellen, I was a little skeptical about adding pickles to the dish, so I served them on the side along with more cheese.  I tested the two options on my husband to see which he would like better. He loved the meal just out of the skillet, but when he added the pickles his reaction was, “oh, yeah! Definitely add the pickles!

The only thing I did different was to add a bit more water so that the noodles would soak up some of the liquid and cook quickly, and add an extra teaspoon of Dijon mustard.

As you prepare for the holidays and are scrambling for meals, cook this Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet meal instead of grabbing take-out! Your bellies with be doing the happy food dance for sure!

Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet - The Foodie Affair

Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet
 
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Recipe type: Main dish - Pasta
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 2 cups pasta
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup diced dill pickle
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium-heat cook the beef and onion together. When completely cooked drain and discard any grease.
  2. Add crushed tomatoes, water, Italian seasonings, and Dijon mustard to cooked beef. Bring to a boil. Stir in pasta, cover skillet and reduce to simmer. Add salt and pepper to your taste preference. Cook for 25 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Remove lid and stir in cheese. Serve right away or cover again until all the cheese is melted. Serve with additional cheese and pickles.

Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet - The Foodie Affair

Sandra @ The Foodie Affair
 

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46 Comments on Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet Meal

  1. avatar
    November 20, 2014

    This looks like a skillet of pure comfort food. I will take your advice and add the pickles. What a fun idea! Take care, BAM

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      November 28, 2014

      The extra salt from the pickles really make this dish tasty! It surprised me!

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    Mary Ellen says:
    November 20, 2014

    It looks real yummy Sandra, the mustard was a good idea too!

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      November 28, 2014

      Thank you for the inspiration!! I’ll be making this again and again!

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      November 28, 2014

      Under 30 minute meals are my favorite mid-week meals and this one is extra tasty!

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    christine says:
    November 21, 2014

    This looks like a great dinner for a family; I bet kids would love the play on cheeseburger.

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      November 28, 2014

      We ate this up in record time. The kids would have fun adding the pickles!

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      November 28, 2014

      Definitely easy to make gluten free by using pasta without flour! Thank you for pinning and stumbling!!

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    Tea says:
    November 21, 2014

    I really love your recipes…and this one looks soooooo gooooood!

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    Kungphoo says:
    November 21, 2014

    This looks delicious! I love stuff like this so this meal is right up my alley! I’ll have to share this with my mom 🙂

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    Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:
    November 21, 2014

    That sounds SO good! I need to make this 🙂

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    November 21, 2014

    I love love LOVE skillet meals and make quite a few. This one looks wonderful!!

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      November 28, 2014

      Skillet meals are the best, especially during the week when schedules seem to be the busiest!

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    November 21, 2014

    I also love trying great recipes from other bloggers! I love that now I have the option to make this in the slow cooker or in a skillet. Thanks for sharing!

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      November 28, 2014

      This recipe came together nicely in the skillet, but I still plan on trying it in the crockpot too!

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    Sharon says:
    November 21, 2014

    Okay, I think adding those Italian spices probably helps too. I soooo love adding those spices to stuff I cram down the families throats 🙂

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      November 28, 2014

      Lol – a little loving Italian spice never hurt anyone 😉

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    Katerina says:
    November 21, 2014

    This is a perfect family meal Sandra! I know my son would love it!

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      November 28, 2014

      Thanks, Katerina! Pasta dishes are always a hit with my family!

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    Lubna Naz says:
    November 22, 2014

    Looking so yummy. I would love to have a bite of this. Excellent Presentation. Thanks

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    Bowl Me Over says:
    November 22, 2014

    Not much better than a good cheeseburger, other than making it all in a skillet! 🙂 One pot meal? Yum!!

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      November 28, 2014

      Skillet meals are the best and when you add gooey cheese…even better 🙂

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    November 22, 2014

    I love this idea for a quick weeknight dinner! 🙂 And I would totally add the pickles to this. Yum!

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      November 28, 2014

      Extra pickles, please! I wanted to have a piece in each bite 🙂

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    Lisa says:
    November 22, 2014

    Do you cook the past prior or put it in uncooked?

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      November 22, 2014

      Hi Lisa! I added the pasta uncooked. Hope you give this recipe a try!

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    November 22, 2014

    A Cheeseburger Pasta casserole made all in one skillet is definitely a must make meal. The kids will enjoy it and I’m a fan of cooking all in one pan.

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      November 28, 2014

      This is a win-win meal for sure! Thanks, Joanne!

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    shelby says:
    November 23, 2014

    Oh, I would not hesitate at all to add the pickles! I make a dill pickle meatloaf that I adore. I was skeptical when hubby told me he wanted meatloaf made like that (he had it before) but I made it for him (oh the sacrifices we make for those we love) and I have never made it again without the pickles! Your casserole looks delicious!

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      November 28, 2014

      Oh, I love the idea of a dill pickle meatloaf! I’m going to have to try that. Pickles are under used in recipes!

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    Jen says:
    November 23, 2014

    I love quick skillet meals and this looks delicious and comforting! And I can’t wait to try the pickles!

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    Jillian says:
    November 23, 2014

    I love this idea of turning all the ingredients of a cheeseburger into a pasta dish, very clever!

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      November 28, 2014

      All the ingredients worked perfectly together and I love the simplicity!

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      November 28, 2014

      Thanks, Heidy! This meal didn’t stand a chance. Gone in a flash 🙂

  19. Hi Sandra! I found you via a comment you left on my blog and this caught my eye! I’ve been wanting to try a Cheeseburger pasta ever since I saw one on Pinterest (then it disappeared from my feed and I forgot about it until now). YUM!! Pasta + cheese + cheeseburger? Winning combo for me!!

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