Pasta and Pasta Sauce Recipes

Easy Pasta Skillet

Why reach for the packaged meal kits on the grocery shelf when you can prepare a hearty homemade pasta dish with ingredients you typically have on hand. Your whole family will be asking for this meal week after week.

Easy Pasta Skillet

Prep: 5 min | Cook: 25 min | Yield: 8 (1 cup) servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (24 to 26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Italian Seasoning
  • 3 cups uncooked pasta, such as penne or rotini
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese(2 cups), divided
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  1. Brown ground beef in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.
  2. Stir in spaghetti sauce, water and Italian seasoning. Bring to boil. Add pasta; mix well. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  4. Cover. Let stand for 5 minutes.


Per serving: Total Calories: 379 Sodium: 666mg Fat: 15g Carbohydrates: 38g Cholesterol: 57mg Protein: 23g Fiber: 3g


Recipe used with permission from: McCormick McCormick

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