This easy One Pot Pasta with Ground Beef and Broccoli is for those nights when dinner needs to be quick and easy. As in, almost hands-free. And family-friendly too. I love making this simple all in one pasta dish that is super customizable, is and manages to be light and flavorful with no red sauce or any cream!
Welcome to a favorite weeknight pasta dinner recipe that is mix and match friendly. What I mean by that is, you can easily swap ingredients, customized to what you have in the refrigerator… and what your family will eat. I simply adore this recipe for One Pot Pasta with Ground Beef and Broccoli, but actually you can use this recipe to make a delicious pasta recipe with whatever you have to hand.
I love this for it’s easy, almost cooks itself qualities. Perfect for busy people, students, and people who hate washing up! This is one of those recipes so many people have been in touch after making, and I love hearing about how it has made their dinner times easier, especially from people who are only just learning how to cook for themselves.
Any short pasta like penne, macaroni, farfalle, just to name a few. I’ve also used shells and wagon wheels, which are kind of fun! Pretty much anything will work, just check the pasta is done and add a little more liquid to the pot if it needs cooking for longer so it has something to absorb.
Gluten-free pasta is healthy and fiber-rich. It works just fine in this recipe. It does cook a little faster, so check the pasta toward the end of cooking.
Well, broccoli, obviously, is my first choice. Most people love it cooked crisp-tender. Adding cheese to the pasta makes it very family-friendly – the kids will love it! But you can use whatever veggies you want for this dish.
You want about 4 to 5 cups of vegetables. One pound of broccoli will be roughly 3 cups chopped. Think of another cup or so of vegetables to add.
I sometimes love to include broccoli, cherry tomatoes, spinach, sliced mushrooms, asparagus, peas, zucchini or summer squash, or chopped peppers.
Absolutely. Ground turkey or pork are easy substitutions, but if you like ground chicken, it works too.
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