Every once in a while  for  like cheeseburgers. When that craving hit this week I decided to make a cheeseburger flavored pasta, which gives me all that cheeseburger flavor with a lot less actual burger. Because when meat is one of the most  items at the grocery store you have to stretch it any way you can. This One Pot Cheeseburger Pasta does just that. If you loved Hamburger Helper when you were growing up  you’re going to love this homemade version even more!

Saucy pasta dishes like this freezer pretty well,, so if you’re cooking for yourself this would make a good cook-and-freeze-for-later dish. If the texture changes like pasta getting slightly softer, though, you may not be a fan of the leftovers.


Cooking one pot pasta recipes is a little bit like riding a bike. You have to watch it and adjust to the nuances of the pasta as it cooks, but once you get to it’s a breeze.

Here are a few tips:

  • Use cookware to help the ingredients warm evenly.
  • The broth does not need to fully cover the pasta for it to cook, so resist the urge to add extra water or both.
  • Make sure the liquid is simmering the whole time the pasta is cooking.the pasta will just get gummy.
  • Stir the pot occasionally to prevent sticking, but not too often the pasta.
  • If your pasta looks close to being cooked through, but there is too much liquid left in the skillet, let it finish simmering with the lid off. If the liquid is gone but your pasta is still not tender, add a splash more water or both and continue to simmer.

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