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    The 25 BEST Ground Beef Pasta Recipes

    Ground beef and pasta are like a match made in heaven. From simple bolognese to more elaborate dishes like lasagna, they go so well together.

    That’s why we’ve compiled this list of amazing Ground Beef Pasta Recipes for you to cook.

    Whether you’re looking for a super quick weeknight dinner, or something to impress a crowd, you’ll find plenty to choose from here.

    Cook your way through this list of amazing ground beef pasta recipes. These family friendly dishes will be loved by all!

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    Ground Beef Pasta Recipes:

    1. Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

    This Spaghetti with Meat sauce recipe is super meaty and saucy at the same time. Everyone will have fun twirling those noodles when this comes to the table.

    The next time someone asks “what’s for dinner?”, tell them “spaghetti” and wait for those smiles…

    Get the Recipe: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

    2. Johnny Marzetti

    Who is Johnny Marzetti? One hearty and nostalgic American casserole, that’s who. You might call him by another name, but you know this one!

    Tender pasta, Italian sausage and ground beef in a rich tomato sauce and covered in cheese. Great family friendly meal!

    Get the Recipe: Johnny Marzetti 

    3. Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Here’s a favorite for every little kid, and kid at heart… spaghetti and meatballs!

    Homemade meatballs and sauce make this dish extra special, and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make from scratch.

    Get the Recipe: Spaghetti and Meatballs

    4. Italian Wedding Soup

    Another great pasta soup, this Italian Wedding Soup has delicious meatballs, veggies and tiny pasta in a delightful broth. So simple, yet so satisfying!

    Get the Recipe: Italian Wedding Soup

    5. Cheesy Tortellini Bake

    How about something really easy for dinner tonight? This cheesy tortellini bake is it!

    Even your pickiest eaters are going to love this hearty and comforting pasta dish. Saucy, meaty, cheesy… yep, this one checks all the boxes!

    Get the Recipe: Cheesy Tortellini Bake

    6. Pappardelle Bolognese

    This Pappardelle Bolognese is the ultimate pasta dinner, where a rich meat tomato sauce simmers for hours for deep flavor.

    Get the Recipe: Pappardelle Bolognese

    7. Pasta e Fagioli

    Pasta e Fagioli is a classic Italian soup is super hearty, loaded with pasta, beans and sausage. All you need is some crusty bread and you’re in for a great dinner.

    Get the Recipe: Pasta e Fagioli

    8. Taco Pasta

    Combine two of your favorite meals, and you get… Taco Pasta! This 30-minute recipe fuses taco flavors with comforting goodness of creamy, cheesy pasta. Big time YUM!

    Get the Recipe: Taco Pasta

    9. TikTok Spaghetti

    TikTok Spaghetti is a viral hit recipe where creamy, cheesy alfredo pasta meets tomato meat sauce in a casserole that’s hard to resist!

    Get the Recipe: TikTok Spaghetti

    10. Cincinnati Chili

    Chili with spaghetti? You bet! If you’re looking for a unique new chili recipe, here it is! Cincinnati Chili is very different from other chilis you’ve had, but is totally awesome.

    Get the Recipe: Cincinnati Chili

    11. Ground Beef Stroganoff Pasta

    Ground Beef Stroganoff is a great twist on a comfort food classic. Hamburger meat cooks in a creamy mushroom sauce, perfect atop noodles, rice or mashed potatoes.

    Taking just about 30 minutes, it’s a crowd pleasing dish that’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner!

    Get the Recipe: Ground Beef Stroganoff

    12. Italian Sunday Gravy with pasta

    This Sunday Gravy recipe is the ultimate Italian-American feast, where a variety of meats cook low and slow for hours. It’s a true labor of love. Serve it over plateful of your favorite pasta and you are in for one delicious Italian feast.

    Get the Recipe: Sunday Gravy

    13. American Goulash

    Now here’s a nostalgic dish from old time Americana… American Goulash! It’s a pantry staple comfort food that goes back over 100 years, and still tastes just as good today.

    Tender macaroni, hearty ground beef, all tossed in a well seasoned tomato sauce along with plenty of cheese. Doesn’t that sound like the ultimate kid friendly dinner?

    Get the Recipe: American Goulash

    14. Lasagna

    Everyone’s favorite Italian casserole… Lasagna!

    Meat, sauce and cheese layered in between tender lasagna noodles sheets makes for the ultimate comfort food!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    15. Pastitsio (Greek Beef Pasta Bake)

    Here is the Greek answer to lasagna, Pastitsio. Here, noodles are topped with a thick, cinnamon laced, beef and tomato sauce. Then the dish is finished off with a thick Béchamel sauce and baked to decadent perfection. Simply awesome!

    It is a classic Greek comfort food, much loved and definitely a crowd pleaser.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    16. Cheesy Beef Tortellini Enchilada Casserole

    Cheesy Beef Tortellini Enchilada Casserole is a great twist on taco pasta, and it only requires 4 ingredients!

    This food fusion combines enchilada flavors and pillows of cheese tortellini for a quick recipe you’ll keep coming back to.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    17. Philly Cheesesteak Pasta

    Your favorite Philly Cheesesteak sandwich in pasta form!

    Ground beef, mushrooms, peppers and onions in a creamy provolone cheese sauce tossed with rigatoni. Yum!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    18. Italian Stuffed Shells with Meat and Cheese

    Stuffed Shells with Meat and Cheese is a delicious pasta dish you can make for dinner any night.

    These stuffed pasta shells are baked together with meat sauce and plenty of cheese to make an easy casserole. Perfect family dinner!

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    19. Pizza Casserole

    Feel like a pizza but don’t have pizza crust? Try pizza casserole!

    This crowd pleaser includes tender penne pasta, browned meat, pepperoni, olives, bell peppers, and cheese smothered in marinara sauce… So yummm. Pizza night with a twist! 🙂

    Get the Recipe @ tastesbetterfromscratch

    20. Baked Penne with Meatballs

    Baked penne with meatballs is a super easy one pan meal. Simply put everything in your baking dish and let your oven do the rest.

    The whole family will love this penne recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ girlgonegourmet

    21. Cheesy Taco Stuffed Shells

    Go beyond Italian flavors with these Cheesy Taco Stuffed Shells are packed with taco seasoned meat, salsa and cheddar cheese.

    They’re an easy crowd pleasing meal that can be prepped ahead of time.

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    22. Cheeseburger Macaroni

    This homemade cheeseburger mac is divine. You better make a big batch of this, because everyone will be going for seconds!

    Get the Recipe @ lovefromtheoven

    23. Lasagna Soup

    Once you make your lasagna in a pot, we are sure you will look forward to your lasagna in a bowl more often that you would think.

    This ultimate comfort meal gets soupified in most delicious way in about 30 minutes. Big Slurp alert here…

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    24. Baked Ravioli

    The kids are going to love this baked ravioli. It’s smothered in a meaty sauces, topped with plenty of cheese, then baked to perfection. YUMMM!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    25. Cheeseburger Casserole

    You can’t beat the ease or the crowd-pleasing appeal of a simple ground beef casserole. Add plenty of cheese and some al dente pasta, and this meal will soon become a regular in your weeknight meal rotation.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    So there you go, twenty five easy ground beef pasta recipes. The only question now is, which to try first?

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    The 25 BEST Ground Beef Pastas

    This collection of Ground Beef Pasta Recipes includes plenty of easy weeknight dinners the whole family will love! We love this tortellini bake:


    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1lb ground beef
    • 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 24oz pasta sauce
    • 1 tsp dried basil
    • 1 tsp dried parsley
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • 1 tsp dried thyme
    • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
    • salt to taste
    • pepper to taste
    • 1.5 cups water
    • 22oz refrigerated cheese tortellini
    • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese


    1. Preheat oven to 375°F
    2. Heat olive oil in a 12-14 inch oven safe skillet over medium high heat.
    3. Add ground beef and brown until no pink remains, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
    4. Add in garlic and cook for a minute or two.
    5. Stir in pasta sauce, water, and all herbs. Bring to a simmer, then stir in tortellini and mix till everything is well combined. Top with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
    6. Cover with foil and bake about 20 minutes, or till tortellini is cooked.
    7. If desired, remove foil at the end and broil a few minutes to brown up cheese.

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