BEEF & PASTA SKILLET PRIMAVERA

Beef & Pasta Skillet Primavera -- Lean Ground Beef, pasta and vegetables come together in a quick and easy one-skillet meal.
Lean Ground Beef, pasta and vegetables come together in a quick and easy one-skillet meal.
Lean Cut
  • Total Recipe Time: 25 to 30 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  2. 1 can (14 to 14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  3. 1 cup uncooked whole wheat or whole grain pasta
  4. 2 small zucchini and/or yellow squash, cut in half lengthwise, then crosswise into 1/2 inch slices
  5. 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained
  6. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEEF & PASTA SKILLET PRIMAVERA

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings.
  2. Stir in broth and pasta; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook 7 to 11 minutes or until pasta is almost tender. Add squash and tomatoes; continue to cook 4 to 6 minutes or until pasta is tender and sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Garnish with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
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