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One Pot Pasta

Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
15 minutes

Kitchen Timer

Cook time:
17-20 minutes

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Servings:
Makes 4 (1 1/2-cup) servings

Prep tip: If you don’t have dry Italian seasoning, just substitute 1 teaspoon dry oregano leaves plus 1 teaspoon dry basil leaves.

For a change of pace: Stir 1/2 cup chopped carrot, bell pepper or celery into the meat mixture in Step 1. Or, serve the cooked pasta with a little shredded mozzarella, cheddar or Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

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One Pot Pasta

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No need to boil the pasta separately for this easy, one-dish dinner. Just stir the dry pasta into the gently boiling ground meat mixture. In just a few minutes, dinner will be ready to serve.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound (8 oz.) lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dry Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces dry whole grain penne pasta, rotini pasta or elbow macaroni

Directions:

  1. In large saucepan, cook ground beef (or turkey) and onion until the meat is no longer pink, stirring frequently to break meat into bite-sized pieces. Drain off any fat, carefully keeping meat in saucepan and pouring off any liquid.
  1. Stir in broth, tomato paste, Italian seasoning and pepper. Bring to boiling over high heat.
  1. Gradually add pasta, a little at a time, stirring constantly. Return meat mixture to boiling. Reduce heat slightly.
  1. Gently boil, uncovered, for 17 to 20 minutes or until pasta is tender and mixture is as thick as desired, stirring frequently.
  1. Ladle onto 4 serving bowls or plates.

Prep tip: If you don’t have dry Italian seasoning, just substitute 1 teaspoon dry oregano leaves plus 1 teaspoon dry basil leaves.

For a change of pace: Stir 1/2 cup chopped carrot, bell pepper or celery into the meat mixture in Step 1. Or, serve the cooked pasta with a little shredded mozzarella, cheddar or Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

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Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
15 minutes

Kitchen Timer

Cook time:
17-20 minutes

Fork

Servings:
Makes 4 (1 1/2-cup) servings