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Top down view of the All-Clad Weeknight Pan and a white, porcelain bowl full of the Cheesy Hamburger Skillet mixture.

Easy Cheesy Hamburger Skillet


  • Author: Mike Quinn
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

A super easy 30-minute weeknight hamburger meal free of the usual additives and preservatives found in the boxed stuff.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow pasta (use gluten free if needed)
  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup chopped mild onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour (or 1/4 cup gluten free flour mix)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, and set aside.
  2. Cook ground beef in a 12″ skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to brown.
  3. Add onion, and continue cooking until meat is done.
  4. Drain well, then return to the pan.
  5. Add basil, oregano, and garlic powder, and stir well.
  6. Add cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and flour to the pan.
  7. Pour in milk and tomato sauce. Stir well.
  8. Continue cooking over medium heat until the mixture comes to a low boil and begins to thicken.
  9. Add the can of diced tomatoes.
  10. Add the pasta to the pan and stir well to coat with sauce.
  11. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
  12. Serve hot.

Notes

This can also be made without the can of diced tomatoes, but the sauce will be a bit rich. The tartness of the tomatoes help to tame the richness of the cheese blend.