Skillet Pasta & Beef Dinner

skillet pasta & beef dinner

Save any leftovers, then send to school heated and stored in a thermos for a warm lunchtime treat.

Yield: Serves 4
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Cost per serving*: $ 1.97
Cost per recipe*: $ 7.88

* Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.


1 lb. ground beef
1 jar (1 lb. 10 oz.) Ragu® Old World Style® Traditional Pasta Sauce
2 cups water
8 ounces uncooked rotini pasta
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 oz.)


  1. Brown ground beef in 12-inch skillet; drain.
  2. Stir in Pasta Sauce and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in uncooked rotini and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook covered, stirring occasionally, 14 minutes or until rotini is tender.
  3. Remove from heat, then sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories 550, Calories From Fat 150, Total Fat 17g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 95mg, Sodium 1120mg, Dietary Fiber 5g, Sugars 12g, Protein 41g

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