Rating: 4.19 stars
267 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 111
  • 4 star values: 114
  • 3 star values: 30
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5

This is a great main dish or a very good side dish!!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over medium/high heat, brown the ground beef until no longer pink, breaking up into 3/4 inch pieces. Remove beef with a slotted spoon to a bowl. Pour off the drippings.

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  • Return the skillet to the heat and add the beef broth, tomatoes, and pasta. Stir to coat all of the pasta. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium.

  • Cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes stirring frequently. Add zucchini and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes or until pasta is tender.

  • Return beef to the skillet and stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese; heat through. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over each serving.

Nutrition Facts

341 calories; protein 29.6g; carbohydrates 13.5g; fat 17.9g; cholesterol 85.4mg; sodium 680.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (204)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
A good "base" recipe that can easily be elaborated on for taste or what you happen to have in your pantry. I had rotini pasta, which worked well but cooked faster than the 15 minutes alloted. I also only had plain diced tomatoes, but that was remedied by adding onion, garlic, salt and pepper to the beef, then italian spices to the tomatoes. Great one dish meal! Read More
(35)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2009
I got this recipe as a tear off in the grocery aisle of the meat department years ago. It's nothing special........... It needs a little work - like some spices. I've tried it a couple of times and penne pasta works the best (1 1/2 cups) add some onion garlic basil and some fresh tomatoes to the mix and it's not bad for a quick meal. Read More
(13)
267 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 111
  • 4 star values: 114
  • 3 star values: 30
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
A good "base" recipe that can easily be elaborated on for taste or what you happen to have in your pantry. I had rotini pasta, which worked well but cooked faster than the 15 minutes alloted. I also only had plain diced tomatoes, but that was remedied by adding onion, garlic, salt and pepper to the beef, then italian spices to the tomatoes. Great one dish meal! Read More
(35)
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2003
This was really good! Quick, easy, and flavorful. I sauteed some garlic and onions, and then added some fresh basil and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper. I also substituted Fontinella for the parmesan....perfect! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
The recipe is the best! Makes a ton of food and has all four food groups! I substituted broccoli for zucchini and it was yummers. Read More
(19)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2004
My husband made this for me for Valentine's Day dinner. We loved it! I think next time we will do half beef half Italian sausage. Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2009
I got this recipe as a tear off in the grocery aisle of the meat department years ago. It's nothing special........... It needs a little work - like some spices. I've tried it a couple of times and penne pasta works the best (1 1/2 cups) add some onion garlic basil and some fresh tomatoes to the mix and it's not bad for a quick meal. Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2003
Enjoyed but not as good as I expected it to be. WOuld recommend if looking for an easy meal to cook with little to no effort. But it is not one I would make just because... Read More
(13)
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Rating: 2 stars
02/09/2003
To watery for my liking. Also too stodgy and I will return to cooking my pasta separately from the rest of the dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2004
My husband and I can't get enough of this recipe. Its his new favorite dish! We add a little more noodles and beef broth and a little less meat and it is amazingly simple and tastes great! Thank you! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2003
I made this for a teacher for an appreciation dinner and couldn't wait to make it for my family after I tasted it. Simple ingredients and the recipe is easy to adjust to taste adding more pasta zucchini or spices. Easy to make even kids helped. Read More
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