Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 14 ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
  • 8 ounces short pasta (ziti, penne, campanelle)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup (or more if you like) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 scallions, sliced


  1. Cook beef and onion in a deep skillet over medium high heat until meat is browned.
  2. Add tomatoes with their juices, mustard, pasta and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer, cover the skillet and cook until the pasta is tender – about 15 minutes but use the directions on the pasta you are using as a guide.
  3. When the pasta is tender, scatter the cheese over the top, turn off the heat, cover the skillet again and let it sit for about 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  4. Spoon into warmed bowls, scatter with scallions and serve!