Pasta Skillet Dinner

Perfect after a day of shopping. Six ingredients become supper for four in less than 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked ziti pasta (7 oz)
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
jar (14 oz) tomato pasta sauce (1 1/2 cups)
1/2
cup water
1/2
cup sour cream
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)

  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package; drain. Cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in pasta sauce and water. Reduce heat to medium; simmer uncovered 5 minutes.
  • 3 Stir in cooked pasta. In small bowl, mix sour cream and cheese. Spoon over pasta mixture. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

We call for ziti pasta in this recipe, but you could substitute rigatoni or penne pasta if you prefer. Serve this dish with a tossed green salad.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
660
(
Calories from Fat
290),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
32%
(Saturated Fat
15g,
15%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
120mg
120%;
Sodium
920mg
920%;
Total Carbohydrate
58g
58%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
35g
35%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.