Finding recipes that appeal to children and adults can sometimes be challenging. Equally important to time-crunched cooks is preparing tasty recipes that don’t require a lot of steps or a lot of ingredients.
Ideal for folks-on-the-go, this family-pleasing recipe makes it easy to get out of the kitchen quick. A hearty one-skillet meal, it can be prepared in a snap. And it makes delicious use of fun-shaped wagon wheel pasta. Of course, you can use any similar sized pasta in place of wagon wheel, if desired.
Serve on attractive white plates like these Chef’s Table Soft Square Salad Plates from Oneida along with a tossed salad and fresh rolls, and savor a meal everyone will enjoy. Saving time in the kitchen couldn’t be easier.
WAGON WHEEL PASTA DINNER
1 pound lean ground beef
2 cups regular or reduced sodium chicken broth
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon onion powder
8 ounces dried wagon wheel pasta
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded regular or reduced-fat cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
In a 12-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat until beef is thoroughly cooked, 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain fat. Stir in chicken broth, tomato sauce, and onion powder. Bring to a boil. Stir in wagon wheel pasta. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until macaroni is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in cheese. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand five minutes before serving; season with salt and pepper. Makes 4 servings.