Pasta with Cheesy Meat Sauce

A Chef McCargo recipe

This pasta and meat sauce recipe is creamy, comforting and full of flavor! Pasta, meat and two luscious cheeses combine to make this savory dish a meal to remember—and crave.

cheesy meat pasta sauce recipe

: Serves 6 (1 serving = 8 ounces)

Ingredients

  • ½ box large-shaped pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef*
  • ½ cup onions, diced
  • 1 tablespoon onion flakes
  • 1½ cups beef stock, reduced or no sodium
  • 1 tablespoon Better Than Bouillon® beef, no salt added
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce, no salt added
  • ¾ cup monterey or pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons French’s® Worcestershire sauce, reduced sodium

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 502 cal
Total Fat 30 g
Saturated Fat 14 g
Trans Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Sodium 401 mg
Carbohydrates 35 g
Protein 23 g
Phosphorus 278 mg
Potassium 549 mg
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
Calcium 107 mg

Directions

  1. Cook pasta noodles according to the directions on the box.
  2. In a large sauté pan, brown ground beef, onions and onion flakes until the meat is browned.
  3. Drain and add stock, bouillon and tomato sauce.
  4. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Stir in cooked pasta, turn off heat, add softened cream cheese, shredded cheese and seasonings (Italian seasoning, black pepper and Worcestershire sauce). Stir pasta mixture until cheese is melted throughout.

*Tip: You can substitute ground turkey for beef.