Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet dinner recipe with only 5 ingredients

Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This easy 5 Ingredient Recipe is already a family favorite! This cheesy, beefy pasta skillet has all the comfort food you need with just a few ingredients!



1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup diced onion

11 1/2 pounds ground beef (we used 1 1 /2 pounds but if you only have 1 pound that will work)

11 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt (depending on taste)

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

8 ounce block cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)

15 ounce can tomato sauce

8 ounces cooked short tube pasta like pipette, elbows or rigatoni


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Add the olive oil to a large, 12″ (or larger) oven proof skillet. Cook the diced onion until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the ground beef and brown until no pink remains, then drain any drippings from the skillet.

Season the beef and onions with salt, pepper, garlic powder and dry mustard and stir to combine.

Add the cooked pasta and 1 cup of the cheese to the beef, mixing together to start the cheese melting into the beef filling. Stir in the tomato sauce and then top with the remaining cheese.

Place the skillet in the oven for 5-7 minutes until the beef filling is warned though and the cheese is melted and serve.

Recipe Notes

***We bolded the 5 Main Ingredients in the recipe card for easy reference

You can also use the broiler to melt the cheese at the end of the recipe.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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