One-pot Cheesy Pasta Bake

Pasta with cheesy tomato sauce on a plate

This one-pot mean is perfect for a busy weeknight. Pair it with some steamed broccoli or green beans for a nutritious meal that the entire family will enjoy!

 8 oz ground beef or turkey
 ¾ tsp dried oregano
 1 ¼ cups unsalted chicken stock
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ tsp black pepper
 1 ½ cups unsalted crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
 8 oz uncooked whole-grain penne pasta
 5 oz fresh baby spinach
 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

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.

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.

3

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

Source: Pittman, Ann Taylor. “One-Pot Cheesy Pasta Bake.” Cooking Light, https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/one-potcheesy-pasta-bake. Accessed November 2019.

Ingredients

 8 oz ground beef or turkey
 ¾ tsp dried oregano
 1 ¼ cups unsalted chicken stock
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ tsp black pepper
 1 ½ cups unsalted crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
 8 oz uncooked whole-grain penne pasta
 5 oz fresh baby spinach
 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

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.

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.

3

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

One-pot Cheesy Pasta Bake