This easy skillet pasta bake is a surefire family hit. Pasta and meat sauce topped with mozzarella cheese will make everyone at the table happy, and the all-in-one-pot technique will have the cook smiling pretty. Cooking the pasta in the meat sauce not only lessens the amount of dishes you have to do and the time it takes to get dinner done, but the starches in the pasta thicken the sauce—without you having to do a single extra thing.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
8 ounces 90% lean ground beef
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/4 cups unsalted chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups unsalted crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
Great to throw together on a busy work night. Can easily change up the ground beef for turkey or chicken, add in some chopped green chilies or jalapenos, and the cheese could be just about anything you want. I did add some minced garlic to the onion and red pepper flakes at the end to give it a little zip tonight, but otherwise prepared to the recipe. Would make again.