Cheesy Hamburger Pasta

Cheesy Hamburger Pasta Recipe

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Jeanne Benavidez


My family always like those boxed "helper" dinners but I preferred to know exactly what I was putting into my meals so I made my own version of one of my families favorites. They love cheese, beef and pasta so I added a few ingredients and came up with a dish that they liked just as well and I knew exactly what they were eating. They love it with a fresh salad and hot bread sticks.

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10 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


1 lb
ground beef
1/2 small
onion, finely diced
1 tsp
garlic, minced
1/2 c
salsa, (i use my own homemade salsa but you can use your favorite brand)
8 oz
shredded colby/jack cheese (or cheddar cheese if you prefer)
1 Tbsp
2 c
small shell or elbow pasta, uncooked
2 c
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Cheesy Hamburger Pasta


  • 1Brown the ground beef and onion; drain off excess grease if necessary. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 2Add the garlic and salsa, stir to combine.
  • 3Add the water, pasta and butter; stir to combine. Cover and let cook on medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is aldente (cooked but not soft or mushy). Stir occasionally to keep pasta from sticking or burning.
  • 4Remove cover, add cheese and stir to combine. If the cheese is too thick, add a little more water or milk so it will be thick but creamy.
  • 5Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 6Serve with your favorite fresh salad and hot bread.

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About Cheesy Hamburger Pasta

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy