This super Easy Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet is filled with seasoned ground beef and tender pasta in a cheesy savory sauce. Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner!
I’m back with another instant ONE PAN winner of a dinner! My whole family gobbled up this super quick ground beef dinner. Even my pickiest eater came back for seconds!
Easy Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet Recipe:
- Start by browning a pound of ground beef in a skillet with some diced onion and garlic powder.
- Once browned and crumbled, drain any fat and return skillet to the stove top.
- Stir in some flour and paprika until thick, then gradually whisk in some beef broth and milk.
- Add in the uncooked noodles (yup, even the noodles get cooked in the same pan!), and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Cover the pan, but leave it slightly ajar to allow steam to escape and cook on a simmer until the noodles are tender.
Homemade Cheeseburger Helper
This recipe is a knock off of those box mixes that all you have to do is add ground beef to. Only this recipe is filled with SO MUCH more flavor, uses real ingredients and tastes AMAZING!
I also have a knock off Ground Beef Stroganoff that you should definitely check out if you haven’t made that one already!
Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe Tips and Variations:
- This recipe calls for dried rotini pasta, but you can use any type of small pasta like macaroni, shells, etc.
- I use a sharp cheddar cheese at the end, but you can substitute in mild cheddar or colby-jack cheese.
- Try using ground turkey in place of the ground beef!
- Make sure the mixture comes to a boil after you add the pasta, THEN reduce the heat to a simmer and allow the pasta to get tender.
This cheesy hamburger pasta skillet is creamy, saucy and filling!
More Ground Beef Skillet Recipes To Try:
You’re going to love these other ground beef skillet recipes!
- Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet
- Ground Beef Stroganoff
- Italian Beef and Rice Skillet
- Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet
I know your family is going to LOVE this super easy dinner recipe!
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Easy Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp paprika
- ¼ cup dry sherry, or beef broth
- 3 cups low sodium beef broth
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 cups dry rotini noodles
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Add the ground beef, onion and garlic powder and cook until ground beef is broken up and cooked through. Drain any fat and return skillet to stove top.
- Stir in the flour and paprika until thick, about 1 to 2 minutes. Splash the dry sherry into the pan and stir, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, cooking until dry sherry is evaporated.
- Gradually stir in the beef broth, milk, salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil and add the dried pasta. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover, leaving the lid slightly ajar. Stir occasionally until noodles are tender, about 18 minutes. Stir in the cheese until incorporated into the sauce. Top with freshly chopped parsley. Serve warm and enjoy!
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THERESA K BENDER
can this be frozen?
Is it deliberate that the recipe doesn’t say anything about starting with oil in the pan? Do we want the meet and onions to char and stick if we’re going to deglaze right after? Made this a couple weeks ago and started with oil and it didn’t really char at all, just a tiny bit after adding the flour. It was still awesome though. Going to try with just barely any oil tonight. Thanks!
This was so good and so easy. I didn’t have sherry so used broth instead. Great pantry-friendly recipe.
This is so good I added pepper jack cheese to give it a kick
I was wondering if I can double this recipe in the same size of pan or will it be too much?
This recipe is seriously so great! I’ve never commented on a recipe before, that’s how good this was! I’ve been searching for a recipe that replicates how hamburger helper cheeseburger macaroni used to taste before they changed the recipe for the worse and this is it! Thank you!!
Aww! That’s so great to hear Courtney! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
This was delicious! I used 3/4 of tbsp. of regular paprika & 1/4 of tbsp. of smoked paprika. I also added chopped pickles to it when plated. My kids loved it!
Ditto what Courtney said. Thank you.
Amazing recipe!!! Our fam love this and so many other recipes of yours!!
I always try to use what’s in my pantry and I have Velveeta cheese. Can I use instead of cheddar?
Yes, that should be just fine!
Just made this recipe. I never made the box stuff, I’m a from scratch baker.
I live in Egypt so used chicken broth for the sherry and broth. I had an open box of penne so used that up.
This is really good. I love one pan cooking. This is my first of your recipes so I’ll be checking out more and your CookBook, too.
Thank you Shawn for sharing!
So glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks for your comment all the way from Egypt!
Wondering if the salt amount is correct? I followed this exactly but it was super salty…
It looks right to me, but everyone has different levels of salt that they prefer. Also, make sure you’re using low sodium beef broth and garlic POWDER, not garlic salt. If you still feel like it’s too salty for you, then you can definitely reduce it and season to taste!
I am really enjoying many of your skillet recipes! My 18 month old devoured this recipe (I used macaroni shells for easier eating). He also enjoys the stuffed pepper skillet! I’ve been feeding him your ground beef stroganoff recipe since he was 9 months old and it’s my go to for when he’s teething. Thank you so much for your awesome recipes!
Aww!! That is so neat! I’m so glad you’re loving the recipes and your sweet boy is loving them too! 🙂
I cannot rate this because I haven’t made it yet. Just to comment, why no vegetable addition? I bet peas and carrots would be a great addition. When I make this I am going to add them for a complete 1 skillet meal.
You can definitely toss in some carrots or peas to make this a complete meal! Great idea!
Judith Ann Jaques
I made this recipe last night. Thanks for the recipe. Today to change up the leftovers I added cooked green peppers and celery. I put it all, in a 9×9 baking pan topped it with buttered italian bread crumbs.. Baked it for 25 min at 350. Next time I will add cooked crisp bacon to the breadcrumbs.
Love it! That sounds SO GOOD! Thanks for sharing your ideas for the leftovers. 🙂
Shawn, do you have or considered a regular cookbook of your wonderful recipes because I would be the first to purchase a copy! I’m older and don’t have a printer; it would be really nice for me to have these recipes in my hands the old fashioned way!!
Thanks; God Bless,
Hi Georgia, Actually, I do have a cook book available on Amazon. “Express Lane Cooking” features 80 recipes for quick meals. I’m glad you are enjoying the recipes!
Love this homemade version! Can’t wait to try, pinned!
Great recipe! Many thanks.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe!