Easy Skillet Beef 'n' Pasta

Southern Living
Makes 6 to 8 servings


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2 pounds lean ground beef
3 cups water
8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
1 (26-ounce) jar pasta sauce
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese
3 large green onions, chopped
1 (4 1/2-ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained


Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat 8 minutes, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well, and return to skillet.

Stir in 3 cups water, and bring to a boil; stir in pasta. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer, stirring often, 15 to 18 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Stir in pasta sauce; sprinkle with half each of mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle evenly with green onions and olives; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until cheeses are melted.

Created date

December 2002