Cheesy Tomato Pasta Skillet

Cook Time 30 min
Total Time 0:30
Serves 6     adjust servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 16 ounce ziti
  • 28 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • salt to taste


  1. In a large pot, begin cooking the box of ziti according to the package directions until al dente. Then begin browning the ground beef.
  2. When the ground beef is almost browned, add the diced onion (7-8 minutes.) Stir and saute with the ground beef for one minute. Then add the tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. The pasta should be just about done cooking. When it is done, drain it and set aside.
  3. When the 10 minutes is up, add the cream cheese and stir until completely melted. Add the cooked pasta and toss in the sauce. Just before serving, add the arugula and mix.


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