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Stovetop Cheeseburger Pasta

Hearty Dinners

1/20/2021, noon

Stovetop Cheeseburger Pasta Servings: 8 / Total Time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

• 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta

• 1 pound ground beef

• 1/4 cup butter, cubed

• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

• 2 cups 2% milk

• 1-1/4 cups beef broth

• 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

• 3 teaspoons ground mustard

• 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, drained

• 4 green onions, chopped

• 3 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided

• 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions:

• Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

• Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook and crumble beef over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon; pour off drippings.

• In same pan, melt butter over low heat; stir in flour until smooth. Cook and stir until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes (do not burn). Gradually whisk in milk, broth, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes.

• Stir in green onions, pasta and beef; heat through. Stir in half of the cheeses until melted. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; remove from heat. Let stand, covered, until melted.

Stovetop Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe photo by Taste of Home