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Cheeseburger Pasta

Cheeseburger Pasta

Nothing short of spectacular. This Cheeseburger Pasta is unlike anything you have ever tried!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheeseburger Pasta
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 324 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

  • 1 box (16 ounces) cavatappi noodles

Hamburger

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon Lawry's season salt
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick Hamburger seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Cheeseburger Sauce

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup mild cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced

Topping

  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large pot of salted water, cook noodles according to package directions, drain and set aside.

Hamburger

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the seasoned salt, hamburger seasoning, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

  2. Add oil to a non-stick pan and add the onions and garlic. Cook about 1-2 minutes. Add the ground beef to the pan. Break up the meat with a wooden spoon. Add the Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle with seasoning mixture.

  3. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until no pink remains in the meat. Remove from heat.

Cheeseburger Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter.

  2. Add onions and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the onions are fragrant and translucent.

  3. Add chicken broth, milk, salt, and pepper and whisk until boiling.

  4. Reduce heat to low (This is important! Be sure to let the mixture cool down.) and slowly add cheese. Whisk constantly until the cheese is completely melted.

  5. Add tomatoes and stir to combine, remove from heat.

Assemble the Pasta

  1. Add the cooked hamburger, chopped pickle, bacon crumbles, and cheese sauce to noodles, and stir combine. (If serving in a different bowl, transfer pasta now)

  2. Top with any extra chopped pickles, chopped tomato, (both optional) and green onions.

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