Active Time
18 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

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. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes. Add beef and oregano; cook 3 minutes, stirring to crumble.

Step 2

Add stock, salt, pepper, tomatoes, and pasta; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 to 13 minutes or until pasta is done. Stir in spinach.

Step 3

Sprinkle cheese over pasta mixture. Place pan in oven; broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown.

Ratings & Reviews

Good and easy!

September 28, 2016
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.

Quick and Easy

August 23, 2016
Easy to make, didn't take long. Also added garlic, basil, etc. Used more sauce than in the recipe but I like my pasta wet.  

Easy & Delicious

August 18, 2016
Added some garlic and red pepper flakes, used mini penne.