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Cheeseburger Pasta
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5 from 2 votes

Cheeseburger Pasta

Cheeseburger Pasta is loaded with flavor and coated in homemade cheddar cheese sauce that perfectly complements every ingredient.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheeseburger Pasta
Servings: 6
Calories: 368kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cavatappi noodles

Hamburger

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • tablespoons hamburger seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup yellow onion, minced (about 1 small onion)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Cheese Sauce

  • 1 cup whole milk, divided
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • cup sharp cheddar, shredded

Topping

  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced (about 1 cup), reserving some for garnish
  • ½ cup dill pickles, chopped, reserving some for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, thinly sliced, for garnish

Instructions

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

Hamburger

  • In a small bowl, mix together the seasoned salt, hamburger seasoning, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • To a large skillet over medium heat, add the onions and garlic. Cook for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef to the pan. Break up the meat with a wooden spoon. Add the Worcestershire sauce and prinkle with the seasoning mixture. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until no pink remains in the meat. Remove from heat.

Cheese Sauce

  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together ¼ cup of milk and flour.
  • Pour in the remaining milk, salt, and pepper, bringing it to a boil over medium heat. Stir frequently.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. The mixture will start to thicken.
  • Remove from heat, and immediately whisk in the cheese until the cheese melts.

Assembly

  • To a large bowl, add the cooked pasta, bacon crumbles, tomatoes, pickles, cheese sauce, and hamburger. Stir to combine.
  • Top with green onions, reserved pickles, and reserved tomatoes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcal