Easy One-Dish Pasta

This pasta dish is an absolute stand-by at our house.  All I used was ground beef, marinara sauce, water, salt and pasta!  It’s one-dish cooking that whips up fast and has a home-made flavor that’s a hit every time I make it.

Brown the ground beef:


When it’s almost completely cooked (see the pink remaining?), add the marinara sauce. The beef will finish cooking while the pasta cooks.  This time, I used marinara sauce from the store but make your own if you have the chance.



Bring this to a boil, then add a generous pinch of salt and your pasta. I used Mezze Penne, but you can use what you like. I do recommend a hearty pasta such as penne or rigatoni as opposed to angel hair or linguine. Add 2 cups of water.



Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 10 – 12 minutes, till pasta is tender.  Stir from time to time.


Serve with your favorite cheeses:


And your favorite veggies or a salad:


Serve hot and enjoy! I would normally serve this with bread sticks or rolls, but was out of yeast today!



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