Thursday, December 22, 2016

Holiday Quick & Easy Appetizers, Meals, Snacks, & Drinks...Something Different Everyday Til 2017 (Meal, Dinner)

Skillet Meat and Cheese Pasta

 Skillet Meat and Cheese Pasta Recipe 

Comfort food, comin' right up.
Total Time:
Prep:
Level: Easy
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • kosher salt
  • 1 lb. pasta
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. crushed red chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 c. chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 2 c. grated mozzarella

Directions

  1. Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to al dente package directions less 1 minute. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Drain pasta without rinsing.
  2. Meanwhile in a large skillet over high heat add 1 tablespoon olive oil and brown beef while breaking up with a wooden spoon, about 2 minutes. Reduce to medium heat. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Stir in garlic, onions, chili flakes, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, parsley, and 1/2 cup pasta water. Simmer until meat is tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Toss in pasta and 1 cup mozzarella. Top with remaining cheese and cover with lid. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

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