One Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta

This One Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta is filled with cheese, ground hamburger, tomatoes, green onions with rotini pasta – it’s super easy to throw together and great for a weeknight!

What’s your favorite One Skillet recipe?

When the weather changes, and there’s a crisp chill in the air, there’s one thing I want.  Comfort food.

One Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta | Inspiration KitchenNote to self:  zee eyes are bigger thanz zee stomach when you don’t feel good, and if you make a big recipe, make sure youzzz have enough containers in zee house to store it.  🙂

Seriously.  I mean it.  This makes a LOT.

One Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta | Inspiration KitchenI theeeenk my eyes were a weeeeee bit bigger than my stomach on my I-dont-feel-good-and-Im-really-crabby-give-me-some-comfort-food day.

Oh and Pinterest.  I want Pinterest too.

Are you addicted to Pinterest like I am?  I hope so, because I’ve been power pinning for you guys because I feel so guilty I haven’t brought you any Pumpkin recipes.  Bad Kristi!

One Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta | Inspiration KitchenBut…in my defense, I’ve been pinning some great recipes for you guys, so I’m hoping you are following all my boards.  And, if you aren’t, here’s a few new ones I think you’ll like:  Skillet Dishes, Slow Cooker, and find great pumpkin recipes here: Bars, Cakes, Cheesecake, Cookies, and Cupcakes.

If you want to follow them all, Follow Inspiration Kitchen on Pinterest.  I highly recommend it.  🙂

And, don’t deny yourself a visit to my all time favorite Peanut Butter & Banana Pumpkin Smoothie.

Whew, I feel better now that i’ve given you some pumpkin recipes to chew on!

One Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta | Inspiration KitchenBack to this pasta…what I really wanted was Chicken Fried Steak with a heavy white gravy ~ but I had none of those ingredients in the house. 😉  Despite the fact it was warm inside, I needed me some soul food!  Sore throats and horrible earache be gone!  Out with you!!!  I’m going to spice you out!!!

Yes, this One Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta was exactly what I needed. Steaming, piping hot, cheesey goodness in a skillet.

Forget the bowls, just grab a fork.  Yes?

One Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta | Inspiration KitchenCreamy, (did I mention cheesy? because it’s worth repeating), full of hambuger, tomatoes, jalapenos and onions.  Sssssooooo good when you need some down-home soul food.

One Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta | Inspiration KitchenWhat is also so great about it is, that you make it in one simple skillet and it’s a snap to throw together.  Everything goes in there – even the pasta!  Which means clean-up is a breeze!

One Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta | Inspiration KitchenSeriously – I could eat this entire thing.  Couldn’t you?

Now, I’ve got to get back to Pinterest so I can pin you some pumpkin recipes that I didn’t make!

One Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta Collage | Inspiration Kitchen


One Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced (roughly 2 cups)
  • ½ cup jalapeno, diced (**optional, see note)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth or 1 (14.5 ounce) can
  • ¼ cup spicy ketchup (*see note)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef, onions and jalapeno and cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, crumbling the beef as it cooks. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, ketchup, Dijon mustard, pasta and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil; cover, then reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 13-16 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with tomato and green onions, if desired.
*We used a spicy ketchup, but regular ketchup will do as well.
**We used ½ cup of diced jalapenos, because we like spicy. Feel free to omit them from this recipe.

Recipe modified from Damn Delicious @ One Pot Cheeseburger Casserole.



    • says

      Thanks Manali – that makes me feel so much better. I’ve really been feeling guilty to not have posted one pumpkin recipe. And, I love pumpkin too! Thank you for the compliments on the pictures! Have a great week!

  1. says

    That is one gargantuan skillet full of pasta, Kristi, which means you’re going to have some good leftovers! Isn’t that a nice feeling? And only dirtying up one pot is another great feeling. I’m sure one bowl make you feel a lot better! And you know I’m following you on Pinterest, and I’ve seen those power pins. 🙂
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    • says

      Hahaha! I have been power pinning lately Marcie – sorry about the spam! LOL. But, there’s good recipes there too – and lots of yours! 🙂 So glad you like the pasta! {{Hugs!}}

  2. Elizabeth @ says

    Wow, this looks AMAZING. I am all about the meals that create lots of leftovers, because who wants to make dinner every single day? Not this girl! Also, I’m now following you on Pinterest because I’m a stalker like that. Love you mean it!
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    • says

      I love me so stalkers, so follow away! And, I’m with you – I don’t want to make dinner every day either! 🙂 Have a great weekend Elizabeth! {hugs}

    • says

      I’m glad you’re making pumpkin recipes, because I’ve made none! I’ll send all my readers to AHC for their pumpkin fix! Thanks for the pin! {Hugs}

  3. says

    Totally satisfying, Kristi! I agree with you – my food cravings are so different now that Fall is here and it’s so cold. I figure my body’s using up so much energy just keeping me warm that I need to fill up on more hearty, comfort food! ; ) This skillet pasta sounds easy to do (love a one-skillet wonder) and so good piping hot at the table.
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  4. says

    Hubba hubba hubba! One pot meals are my favorite! Especially when it’s full of cheesy pasta! Who needs pumpkin recipes when there’s delicious comfort food like this involved. Plus leftovers for eons? Mmmmm sign me up!:)

    • says

      OMGosh Meg – I adore Peanut Butter Toast – that is the ultimate comfort food. Forget the toast, I’m going straight into that PB jar with a spoon. Hahahaha!

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