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Easy Skillet Beef 'n' Pasta

Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings


  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.