Cheeseburger Pasta

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 22 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • Ingredients

  • 1tablespoonoil
  • 1/2 cupminced onion
  • 1tablespoonminced garlic
  • 1lbground beef
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 teaspoonpaprika
  • 1/2 teaspoonoregano
  • 1/4 teaspoonpepper
  • 20ouncestomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cupswater
  • 1/2 cupcatsup
  • 4cupshot cooked and drained tube pasta
  • 2cupsshredded cheddar cheese
  • Directions

  • In dutch oven, heat oil, add onion and garlic, cook 1 minute.
  • Add ground beef, cook and stir 8 minutes.
  • Add next 7 ingredients, mix well.
  • Bring to a boil, boil for 3 minutes.
  • Add pasta, heat through.
  • Stir in 1 cup cheese.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheese, cover and cook until cheese melts.
  • Reviews

  • “Kids loved it! I wasn’t too strict with the recipe. I was out of minced onions and fresh onions, so I substituted chives instead. I probably used about 1.5 to 2lbs ground beef. As people have said before, I didn’t have simply a 20oz. jar of tomato sauce, so I used the 26oz. jar that I had on hand. Unlike other posters, I did not scrimp on the water or the catsup. Instead of using just 4 cups of cooked tube pasta, I used a 16oz. box of rotini noodles. I also threw in a little basil with the other spices. It turned out great!”

  • “Good, but it felt a little too greasy in my mouth. Next time I’ll drain some of that out between steps 2 & 3. I had the same problem another reviewer already mentioned with having to fuss with the sauce because if there’s such a thing as a 20 oz can of tomato sauce, my grocery store doesn’t carry it. I ended up putting in a 15 oz can & an 8 oz (both seasoned) and cut back about 2 oz on the ketchup and an ounce on the water. I think next time I’ll just cut back on the water so I don’t lose any of the flavor from the ketchup, as there didn’t seem to be a problem with the sauce being too thick. I might also add a little extra seasonings and definately use a sharper cheddar next time as it seemed like the flavor still needed just a little something extra. Oh, I also used wheat pasta (for health reasons) worked just fine. It’s kind of like hamburger helper, not quite as easy, but probably a little healthier.”

  • “I followed the recipe exactly…something I do the first time for all zaar recipes, only way to give them a fair shot.It reminded me of “sloppy Joe” pasta.Don’t get me wrong, the family really enjoyed it, but next time I think I’d leave out the Ketchup to avoid the sweet taste.All in all, I am very happy to have found a recipe that is brand new to me. I’ve never made anything even close to this, and we did enjoy it.And I think most everyone would have all of the ingredients on hand, that’s a real plus.I’m with the poster above who was really happy the recipe didn’t call for canned cream of anything.I never use those in my cooking either.If this shows up twice, can someone please fix it?”

  • “Very good! My daughter asked me to make this more often. I changed the serving size to 4 but otherwise followed the directions as is.”

  • “Quick, easy, and yummy – and made with things I usually have on hand.I halved the recipe for three people and a toddler, so I used a small 8 oz. can of tomato sauce.It made enough for us with a little leftover.”

  • “I had to “mess” with this a bit – I only bought a 15 oz. can of tomato sauce (apparantly 20 oz. is an odd amount), so I added water to the 20 oz. mark, then nearly a full can of tomato paste that was hanging out in the fridge. Of course I had failed to account for the volume of the paste, so this made 24 oz. of tomato “sauce,” which I corrected for by using only 1 c. additional water. Whew! (Next time I’ll just use the 20 oz. tomato sauce, and avoid all that messing!) This recipe is so easy, and everyone ate it, which is a big bonus in my picky household. I used whole wheat elbow macaroni.”

  • “This was yummy and good.I liked the fact it didnt contain cream of____, b/c I dont keep that on hand.I did however make a few changes.I used less water about 3/4 cup, 1/2 lb of ground beef, and 1 tsp of oegano.I also used shell for the pasta.I will definetly make this again.”

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