This easy ground beef pasta recipe with creamy tomato sauce is perfect for a quick dinner recipe. You will love how simple the recipe is while still being packed with hearty goodness and flavor!
A quick ground beef recipe that the whole family will love. I like easy recipes that are family friendly, no one wants to be making two different dinners, right?!
Another great thing about this recipe is that it can be served up alone, with a side salad, or some steamed veggies. It’s a simple dinner recipe that is great for busy weeknights. Ground beef pasta with creamy tomato sauce can also be made with whatever kind of ground meat you prefer!
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If you have spaghetti fans in your house this ground beef pasta with creamy tomato sauce is a way to please them while also elevating a boring old spaghetti recipe to new heights!
There’s only four steps to making this recipe so don’t get too worried about the fact that ‘elevating’ something makes it seem more difficult. We’re taking the classics and just making the a little bit better.
If you have found yourself in a dinner rut of late, this recipe is a great way to get something new on the dinner table without putting in a lot of extra work.
I also really like that most of these ingredients are things I can keep on hand relatively easily. When I need to throw together a quick meal I can make this creamy tomato sauce and ground beef pasta without running to the store!
Can I make this with pre-cooked ground beef?
If you meal prep ground meat you can absolutely use it to make this quick ground beef pasta recipe…in fact, it will make it even quicker!
Make sure your meat is thawed and just saute is a bit to warm it up so that you aren’t throwing cold meat into your pasta at the very end.
You can cook ground beef, ground chicken, ground turkey, etc. ahead of time. I usually use a general seasoning mix of salt and pepper with any other mild flavorings that I think will be good and then drain it and freeze it in meal sized portions.
Freezing pre-cooked ground meat is a great way to have some ready to use meat on hand for all your favorite ground meat recipes. If you love using ground turkey, be sure to check out my Turkey Parmesan Pasta!
Another family-favorite meal that uses ground beef is this delicious sloppy joe casserole.
What do I need to make this ground beef pasta with creamy tomato sauce?
As always, you can find the full amounts in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post but here’s our shopping list for this quick and easy ground beef pasta.
- Ground beef
- Stewed tomatoes
- Heavy whipping cream
- White onion, diced
- Rotini pasta
- Parmesan cheese for topping
- Olive oil
How many of these things are already on hand in your home? We have everything but the heavy whipping cream either in the pantry or the freezer pretty much all the time! The great thing about heavy whipping cream is that you can use it for making desserts, in your coffee, and more so there’s nothing to buy that you’ll end up wasting!
How to make this creamy pasta recipe:
Dice onion. Add olive oil to a skillet and add in onion. Place on medium heat. Add ground beef and saute until ground beef is browned.
Add in stewed tomatoes and stir well. Add in pepper. Stir well. If you are using pre-cooked meat, this is where I would add it in and allow it to simmer with everything for a bit to get warmed through.
Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on the package and drain.
Stir in heavy whipping cream. Serve topped over pasta with Parmesan for topping.
Looking for more quick dinner recipes to try?
These are some of my favorite easy and quick dinner recipes. They’re all family friendly too, so there is no stress about finding something easy for your to make that is also going to leave everyone with clean plates and happy smiles around the table!
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- Simple Breaded Pork Chops Recipe
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Printable Quick Ground Beef Recipe with Creamy Tomato Sauce:
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 3 cans stewed tomatoes (15 oz)
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 white onion, diced
- 1 box rotini pasta 16 oz
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Parmesan cheese for topping
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Dice onion. Add olive oil to a skillet and add in onion. Place on medium heat. Add ground beef and saute until ground beef is browned.
- Add in stewed tomatoes and stir well. Add in pepper. Stir well.
- Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on the package and drain.
- Stir in heavy whipping cream. Serve topped over pasta with Parmesan for topping.
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OXO Good Grips 2.5 Qt Glass Bowl
Stainless Steel Grater, Cheese, Lemon, Ginger & Potato Zester with Plastic Cover
Cooks Standard Lid 7 Quart Hard Anodized Nonstick Dutch Oven Casserole Stockpot, Black
KitchenAid Gourmet Meat Tenderizer
Milano's Parmesan Cheese, Imported Grated, 8 Ounce
Utopia Kitchen Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet (12.5 inch)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 547Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 335mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 36g