Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet dinner recipe with only 5 ingredients

Cheeseburger Pasta

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

This Cheeseburger Pasta is the ultimate comfort food! Only 5 main ingredients needed to get this beefy, cheesy dinner on the table!



  • 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


  1. Add the olive oil to a large, 12″ (or larger) 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.
  2. Season the beef and onions with salt, pepper, garlic powder and dry mustard and stir to combine.
  3. 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.
  4. Turn the heat to low and cover the skillet until the cheese is melted and the ground beef and pasta are warmed though.

Recipe Notes

Store: Store leftover cheeseburger pasta in an air tight container in the refrigerator. This pasta will keep for up to 3 days.

Reheat: Reheat leftover pasta in the microwave.

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