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Family-Favorite Cheeseburger Pasta

I created this cheeseburger pasta recipe to satisfy a craving. What a delicious, healthy classic! —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Chopped green onions, optional


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Drain pasta; add to meat mixture.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, relish, mustard, ketchup, steak seasoning and seasoned salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand until cheese is melted. Garnish with green onions if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 391 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 759mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • Brooke
    Sep 28, 2020

    There is way too much mustard. It's all we could taste! I would recommend using half or even a fourth of the amount of mustard! But even with less mustard the recipe is just ok. I wouldn't make it again.

  • Tatyana
    Jul 20, 2020

    Absolutely amazing. Although I had to leave out relish and mustard due to my picky eaters, it turned out perfect.

  • gremaux
    May 30, 2020

    Very Good/Excellent

  • afoth73
    May 23, 2020

    No comment left

  • kmwa429
    Dec 3, 2018

    Absolute family favorite!

  • silvarastar
    Nov 7, 2018

    I left out the relish, since I don't like relish. It was good, my family ate it all, no leftovers tonight.

  • sunshinewonder
    Aug 29, 2017

    A fun bowl of cheeseburger taste! Had to use elbow macaroni because it's what I had, though it was still whole wheat so I didn't change the flavor that way. Also, the 96% lean ground beef I buy comes in pound packages, so I used 4 more ounces than the recipe called for. Otherwise, followed as written and I love it. I can see a day where I get a huge craving for it!

  • Angel182009
    Jul 25, 2017

    Packed with flavor and easy to put together for dinner for my busy family. I doubled the recipe and next time I may add some bacon as well.

  • Veronak
    Jul 21, 2017

    Absolutely disgusting! This is the first recipe I have tried via Taste of Home that I did not like. I'm thinking if I had not used the relish it may have tasted better but I really did not like this recipe.I did follow the instructions as written. I will say this, my significant other said it was okay, he wasn't wowed by it and two days later we still have leftovers.

  • sgronholz
    Jul 15, 2017

    This easy meal was delicious. My husband had 3 helpings, so I will definitely be making it again!