Get ready for ANOTHER easy weeknight dinner with this Italian Beef Pasta Skillet! Tender pasta and hearty ground beef all simmered away in a zesty Italian sauce. It’s a winner.

Zesty Italian Beef and Pasta Skillet all made in just ONE PAN for an easy weeknight dinner.pinterestOh boy! I’m so ecstatic to be partnering with Tastefully Simple again this year as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary, and what better way to kick off the year than with this mega easy ONE PAN dinner?!

This super easy dish is ready in less than 30 minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights. My kids absolutely adored it and I loved how everything was sautéed, boiled and melted in just one pot, making clean up a breeze.

Italian Beef Pasta Skillet Ingredients:

With just a few simple ingredients and the perfect seasoning blend from Tastefully Simple, your dinner will come together in no time.

Tastefully Simple Mama Mia Marinara Sauce Mix with red bell peppers and onions

Marinara Sauce Mix

I know what you’re thinking… is it necessary to buy this little jar of seasoning to make this recipe? Yes. Absolutely. You will be blown away at how perfect this blend is!

The Mama Mia Marinara Sauce Mix® from Tastefully Simple contains no artificial flavors and is filled with spices like garlic, onion, turmeric, crushed red pepper, parsley, fennel and so much more. It adds the perfect amount of bold flavor to turn basic tomato sauce into a fragrant and delicious pasta sauce. Some would say it’s magical.

BONUS – if you use my code  MAMAMIA15 you can take 15% off your total purchase between 2/13/2020 – 3/13/2020!

Pour beef broth into pot filled with ground beef, tomato sauce and macaroni noodles.

Italian Ground Beef Pasta

  • Start by browning your ground beef along with diced onion and red bell pepper in a skillet. Drain off any fat and return pan to stovetop.
  • Add in tomato sauce, dried noodles, tomato past, garlic salt, beef broth and Mama Mia Marinara Sauce Mix®. Bring to a boil and cover.
  • Once pasta is tender, stir and then top with mozzarella cheese. Cover to let the cheese melt and then serve!

Cooked ground beef and macaroni in a tomato sauce

Tips and Variations:

  • If you want to add more tomato texture, dry adding in an additional can of diced tomatoes.
  • Swap out the ground beef for Italian sausage or ground turkey.
  • Toss in a cup of frozen peas and carrots at the end to sneak in some veggies!
  • Sprinkle in a little parmesan cheese with the mozzarella if desired.
  • Serve with a side salad and garlic knots for a complete dinner!

A cheesy scoop of Italian Ground Beef and Macaroni in a pan.

More One-Skillet Dinners:

What are you waiting for? Go ahead and get making this dish, you’re going to love it!

Italian Beef and Pasta Skillet
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Italian Beef Pasta Skillet

This quick and easy Italian Ground Beef and Macaroni pasta is a delicious weeknight dinner recipe that's made in just ONE PAN!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 5
Calories: 429 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 lb. ground beef, lean
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup macaroni noodles, uncooked
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup Tastefully Simple® Mama Mia Marinara Sauce Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded


  • Brown the ground beef, onion and bell pepper in a skillet over medium heat. Drain any excess fat and return pan to stovetop.
  • Add in the tomato sauce, noodles, tomato paste, garlic salt, beef broth and Marinara Sauce Mix and stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil, and then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until pasta is tender (about 15 minutes).
  • Stir mixture then top with shredded mozzarella cheese and cover again to let cheese melt. Once melted, serve and enjoy!



Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1033mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1021IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 3mg
Keywords: Easy, Ground Beef, One Pan, Pasta
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One Pan Italian Beef and Pasta

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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
7 Responses
      1. Shawn

        Beth, there are sooo many different spices in this mix that I’m not sure how to create a blend like this on my own. Some key notes that I really pick up on are: Fennel, Red Pepper, Turmeric, Garlic, Onion, Parsley and a touch of sugar to balance out the acidity in the tomatoes. I hope that helps. Don’t forget you can get 15% off by using code MAMAMIA15 until 3/13/2020!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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