Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet Meal
Simple and filling Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet dish is sure to become a favorite family meal!
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!
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
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- 2 1/2 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
- In a large skillet over medium-heat cook the beef and onion together. When completely cooked drain and discard any grease.
- 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.
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Hello. Could you help me convert the Oz of the chopped tomatoes to grams please. It is saying 36grams which is less than 10% of the tin… doesn’t seem right as your pic looks so red. First time on your site and I’m so excited for this
Hi Jessi! I always rely on converters when I need to change from ounce to grams or vise versa. Check out this calculator. Hope it helps!
Delicious & so easy my 12 year old daughter made it!
That’s what I love to hear! Thank you!
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!!
Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet Meal sounds so easy to make and looks delicious!
Thanks, Heidy! This meal didn’t stand a chance. Gone in a flash 🙂
I love this idea of turning all the ingredients of a cheeseburger into a pasta dish, very clever!
All the ingredients worked perfectly together and I love the simplicity!
I love quick skillet meals and this looks delicious and comforting! And I can’t wait to try the pickles!
So yummy! Let me know what you think!
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!
Oh, I love the idea of a dill pickle meatloaf! I’m going to have to try that. Pickles are under used in recipes!
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.
This is a win-win meal for sure! Thanks, Joanne!
Do you cook the past prior or put it in uncooked?
Hi Lisa! I added the pasta uncooked. Hope you give this recipe a try!
I love this idea for a quick weeknight dinner! 🙂 And I would totally add the pickles to this. Yum!
Extra pickles, please! I wanted to have a piece in each bite 🙂
Not much better than a good cheeseburger, other than making it all in a skillet! 🙂 One pot meal? Yum!!
Skillet meals are the best and when you add gooey cheese…even better 🙂
Looking so yummy. I would love to have a bite of this. Excellent Presentation. Thanks
Thanks! Dig in 😉
This is a perfect family meal Sandra! I know my son would love it!
Thanks, Katerina! Pasta dishes are always a hit with my family!
Okay, I think adding those Italian spices probably helps too. I soooo love adding those spices to stuff I cram down the families throats 🙂
Lol – a little loving Italian spice never hurt anyone 😉
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!
This recipe came together nicely in the skillet, but I still plan on trying it in the crockpot too!
I love love LOVE skillet meals and make quite a few. This one looks wonderful!!
Skillet meals are the best, especially during the week when schedules seem to be the busiest!
That sounds SO good! I need to make this 🙂
Quick and tasty! I hope you enjoy this dish!
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 🙂
Excellent! I hope mom approves 🙂
I really love your recipes…and this one looks soooooo gooooood!
Thanks so nice of you! Thanks! 🙂
I love all your serving plates!
This looks delicious. So easy to sub gluten free pasta and make this for my family. Pinned and stumbled too.
Definitely easy to make gluten free by using pasta without flour! Thank you for pinning and stumbling!!
This looks like a great dinner for a family; I bet kids would love the play on cheeseburger.
We ate this up in record time. The kids would have fun adding the pickles!
My kind of weeknight meal. Delicious tomatoes, pasta, and some meat. The pickles, mustard, and cheese is a bonus.
Under 30 minute meals are my favorite mid-week meals and this one is extra tasty!
It looks real yummy Sandra, the mustard was a good idea too!
Thank you for the inspiration!! I’ll be making this again and again!
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
The extra salt from the pickles really make this dish tasty! It surprised me!