It doesn’t get much tastier than this Skillet Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta! This easy weeknight dinner is a great spin on an American classic and cooks in less than 20 minutes. This ground beef meal idea is a real crowd pleaser, will keep in the refrigerator for a few days and can easily be reheated later on.
BACON CHEESEBURGER PASTA
Well, I don’t know about you, but for me, life just seems to get busier and more hectic every day. Often it means that preparing tasty, healthy meals that everyone in the house will love can sometimes be a bit of a challenge, so you’ll thank me for this really easy Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta recipe! It cooks up in a skillet and is ready to serve in almost no time at all.
I was looking through an old Taste of Home book recently when I came across a very similar recipe and knew instantly that it would be something that I could tweak to cook on a weeknight without too much stress, and most importantly I knew my family would enjoy it.
1 lb ground beef
4 slice bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped
10 oz diced tomatoes with green chilis
8 oz tomato sauce
1 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp each, salt and pepper
4 oz elbow macaroni
1/2 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the macaroni until tender, drain and set aside.
2. In a large skillet, sauté the bacon over medium high heat till it begins to look crisp, add in the ground beef and cook till the ground beef is done, drain the grease. Add in the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until the onion is tender. Add in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and spices. Stir to combine well. Gradually add in the cooked macaroni and stir to combine. Stir in the shredded cheese till it melts and is also well combined.