Cheeseburger Pasta BakeLoaded with ground beef, cheese, pasta, and pickles, all the flavors of a burger in a comforting pasta dish!
Keyword baked, burger, casserole, cheeseburger, pasta
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 20minutes
2cups6 oz uncooked rotelle pasta (any kind will work fine)
1lblean ground beef90% lean
3garlic clovesfinely chopped
2tbsptomato pasteor 1 cup marinara sauce
28ozdiced tomatoesor 1 cup fresh diced tomatoes
2cupsreduced fat grated cheddar cheese
1/4cupchopped dill pickles
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta according to the package directions for al dente (about 5-7 minutes) and drain well.
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the onions and cook until lightly golden and soft, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the beef and cook until browned; season with salt and pepper. Stir in the tomato paste or marinara sauce and tomatoes and mustard. Allow to cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
After the pasta and meat are cooked Toss the meat mixture with the pasta and spread it into the prepared dish. Top with the cheddar cheese and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cheesy is fully melted and the casserole is boiling in the edges. Remove from oven and Sprinkle the chopped pickles over the top and serve.