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Cheesy Hamburger Pasta Skillet. A quick and tasty one skillet recipe that is done in less than 30 minutes. Gluten-free or with gluten. BoulderLocavore.com

Cheesy Hamburger and Pasta Skillet

This recipe could not be easier and is ready in less than 30 minutes. Cheesy, flavorful and filling, it's a perfect weeknight recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy hamburger pasta skillet, homemade hamburger helper skillet recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Serves 6-8
Calories 513 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef
  • ½ medium Yellow Onion , peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium Garlic Cloves , peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Sweet Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
  • .5 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • A grind of fresh Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 15-ounce can Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cups Elbow Pasta (I used gluten-free Brown Rice Tinkyada pasta; see note for gluten options)
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese , shredded


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet (with lid) over medium-high heat. When the oil is shimmering on the surface add the onion and garlic; sauté until the onion begins to become translucent (3-4 minutes).
  2. Add the ground beef and cook until no pink color remains; break up into small pieces as it cooks. Drain and excess fat.
  3. Sprinkle the spices over the meat and add the chicken broth, milk, tomato sauce and pasta. Bring to a boil, stirring to combine. Once at a boil, lower heat to medium-low (simmering) and cover with the lid. Allow to cook 15 minutes, (stirring periodically to prevent sticking) or until the pasta is tender and almost done.
  4. Stir in the cheese, and allow to sit for 5 minutes for the sauce to thicken before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Hamburger and Pasta Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 529mg22%
Potassium 572mg16%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 840IU17%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 382mg38%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.