One Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced (roughly 2 cups)
  • ½ cup jalapeno, diced (**optional, see note)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth or 1 (14.5 ounce) can
  • ¼ cup spicy ketchup (*see note)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef, onions and jalapeno and cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, crumbling the beef as it cooks. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, ketchup, Dijon mustard, pasta and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil; cover, then reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 13-16 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with tomato and green onions, if desired.
*We used a spicy ketchup, but regular ketchup will do as well.
**We used ½ cup of diced jalapenos, because we like spicy. Feel free to omit them from this recipe.
Recipe by Inspiration Kitchen at