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Hamburger Macaroni Skillet

Posted: January 25

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

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Hamburger Macaroni Skillet is the perfect recipe to add some variety to your traditional mac and cheese! Al dente cavatappi pasta is mixed with tender ground beef, melty cheese, and savory seasonings to take this classic meal to the next level. Hamburger Macaroni Skillet is cheesy, comforting, and can be made in just 30 minutes!


1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 cup beef broth
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 pound cavatappi pasta, cooked according to package instructions
3 cups cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped, for garnish


Step 1

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 2

Add in the ground beef and cook until the beef is no longer pink, about 5-6 minutes.

Step 3

In a small mixing bowl, add together the salt, the paprika, the garlic salt, the onion powder, the black pepper, and the red pepper, mixing until well combined.

Step 4

Sprinkle the spice mixture over the ground beef, stirring to make sure the spices are evenly incorporated.

Step 5

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the beef broth, milk, and cornstarch, mixing it with a whisk until smooth.

Step 6

Pour the beef broth mixture into the same skillet as the ground beef, mixing to incorporate it completely.

Step 7

Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring every once in a while until it has thickened, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 8

Add in the cooked pasta and the shredded cheddar cheese.

Step 9

Sprinkle with the freshly chopped parsley and serve.

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