Cheeseburger Pasta

Instead of making my kids popular processed hamburger dinners out of a box, I like to experiment with fresh ingredients that appeal to kids taste buds. This weeks recipe is a favorite for my boys. They call it cheeseburger pasta and I must admit it tastes a lot like a cheeseburger without the bun of course. I sneak in fresh vegetables like sliced onions and lots of fresh broccoli and because everything gets a generous amount of cheddar cheese the kids don’t seem to mind one bit, in fact they often ask for seconds!

Author: Christa Johnston

Christa Johnston is a busy wife and mother of two young boys and a self-proclaimed foodie. Her love of cooking stems from growing up in a large family where food was always in abundance and a focal point of every gathering. As a teenager, Christa was a frequent shopper of the Shoreview Fresh and Natural Foods location even as a young dancer grabbing a quick snack between classes. Now, with her two boys in tow she shops weekly for a quick sandwich, deli salad or natural organic ingredients to provide healthy eating choices for her delicious recipes! Christa will transform your Sunday Funday!



In a large deep skillet, over medium-high heat, cook ground beef and garlic for 10 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Add beef broth, pasta, onions and Italian seasoning to the skillet. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook 10 minutes. Remove lid and stir in the can of tomatoes and broccoli, increase heat to medium, cover and cook an additional 6-7 minutes.

Add meat back to skillet and mix well. Sprinkle with cheese and cover for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted. Enjoy!

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Recipe Type

  • Grass Fed Beef

Course Type

  • Entree

Skill Level