Who doesn’t love one-pot dishes? Little mess, practical and more often than not incredibly satisfying. And who can say no to a meaty and super tasty pasta? I know I can’t. That’s why today we’re making a fantastic ground beef and pasta skillet primavera.
Rarely do you see a dish that’s both tasty and pretty, but this skillet pasta is quite colorful. It’s the tender and juicy zucchini and the yellow squash lifting the dish with flavor and nutrition. And the ground meat, when it’s gorgeously flavored with Italian seasonings, gives your meal a Mediterranean feel.
That’s the beauty of tomato sauces; you get to imprint them with your personality. Now listen to this. Fresh tomatoes are great on pasta sauces, and so are high-quality canned tomatoes. I came to realize the best tomato sauce ever uses both. Today we’re making the wide tube-shaped paccheri pasta with an original tomato sauce, based on canned tomatoes, fresh cherry tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and chopped fresh basil, that’s it.
So, let’s check out this recipe. It all starts with high-quality ground meat. This is where the magic happens because once you add your broth, the whole-wheat pasta, your tomatoes and veggies, it’s go time! Watch your one-pot pasta become a whole meal in minutes: no mess, no long hours, just flavor from a wonderfully Italian seasoned pasta. Make sure you cook this pasta over medium heat because you want that pasta ‘al dente’ while the sauce thickens to liquid silk. You’ll want to make this recipe often because tasty and easy to cook are not easily found!
Nutritional Values (per serving)
- Calories: 341
- Protein: 13g
- Saturated Fat: 2.9g
- Iron: 4.6mg
- Zinc: 7.1mg
- Chef Boyardee was a real person, from Italy! Piacenza to be exact.”
- Italians eat, on average, half a pound of bread daily!
- The estimated annual pasta consumption in Italy is 70 pounds per person!
- Tomatoes are not native to Italy; they were brought over from the Americas.
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt added diced tomatoes
- 2 zucchini or yellow squash, cut in half lengthwise, then crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 cup uncooked rotini pasta
- 1 (14-1/2 ounces) can beef broth
What You'll Need
- Cooking Oil
- Large flat pan