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Beef and Pasta Skillet Primavera

Rated as 4.46 out of 5 Stars

"Extra-lean ground beef adds hearty flavor to an Italian-style skillet supper made with whole wheat pasta of your choice, zucchini, and tomatoes. Add a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese for garnish, if desired."
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45 m servings 332
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  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.


  • Cook's Tip:¬†Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber and choline.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 332 calories; 12.9 25.4 28.1 69 259 Full nutrition

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As written this recipe would have rated only 3 stars with my family. It is a good start but for our tastes it needs some help. I used all fresh vegetables zucchini, onions, yellow peppers and ...

This is a great base recipe, but we all agreed it was WAY too much meat to pasta ratio - I would double the amount of noodles next time. I also think the beef needs to be seasoned with garlic po...

The recipe really easy to prepare and delicious. I added a finely minced onion and clove of garlic to the beef while is was browning (for some extra flavor). I also added some diced sweet red pe...

We really enjoyed this recipe, but there was definitely not enough pasta to feed 5 of us. Also, I agree with the other comments that some onion and salt is needed. I will add those the next time...

This recipe is a good way to get accustomed to trying whole wheat pasta. I had never tried it before until making this recipe. It also has the squash and tomatoes, making it even more nutritious...

Nice, quick and easy one skillet supper. I added onion,salt and pepper, and just a bit of Italian seasonings.

I did modify this recipe by roasting my vegetables first, cooking my pasta separate, and adding broth to cooked beef to simmer for about 15 minutes. My son is very picky but he really enjoyed t...

This was an excellent dish. I made this without the squash per hubby's likes. I used 1/2 bag of frozen corn (16 ounce size) and one stalk of fresh broccoli. After I sauteed the onions then brown...

Love it! So fresh tasting and easy! I didn't use beef broth (only had chicken broth in the kitchen) and it was fine. I used regular diced tomatoes instead of Italian and just added a little Ital...