| |

Sloppy Joe Pasta Skillet

This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For more information, please visit my disclosure page.

You are going to love this recipe! This Sloppy Joe Pasta Skillet is filling, crazy delicious, and easy to make using basic ingredients that you probably have on hand. Even the pickiest of eaters will love this meal, so that’s an added bonus! I have included several options and substitutions, just in case you are missing some ingredients.

Sloppy Joe Pasta Skillet on a blue and white napkin with empty white bowls in the background.

What you will need:

  • Ground beef, bison, or turkey
  • Pasta noodles – rotini, penne, etc
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • One small onion
  • Two cloves of garlic
  • Chicken stock/broth
  • Brown sugar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Dry mustard
  • Chili powder
  • Salt and pepper

Looking down on a skillet filled with Sloppy Joe Pasta.

How to make Sloppy Joe Pasta Skillet

Combine the ground beef, onion and garlic in a large casserole skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.

Raw ground beef and diced onions in a cast iron casserole skillet.

Cook until the meat is mostly browned and the onions start to soften, about 5 minutes.

Browned ground beef, diced onions and garlic in a cast iron casserole skillet.

Add the tomatoes, brown sugar, mustard, chili, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Stir until evenly coated.

Crushed tomatoes stirred into the ground beef mixture with a wooden spoon.

Pour in the dry pasta

Dry pasta added to the beef mixture in the casserole skillet.

and chicken stock.

Chicken stock added to the beef and pasta in the skillet.

Bring to a boil and cook until the pasta is tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

Beef and pasta mixture simmering in a cast iron skillet.

Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired, and serve.

A bowl filled with Sloppy Joe Pasta Skillet with the original skillet in the background.

Just look at all this deliciousness!

A big bite of Sloppy Joe Pasta Skillet on a black fork.

Recipe Notes

  • I used ground bison because that is what I had in the freezer. If you use a higher fat beef, you may need to drain off the liquid.
  • These are penne ziti noodles, the only pasta that was available! The sauce sticks better to rotini noodles if you have them.
  • If you do not have dry mustard, substitute 2 Tablespoons of regular mustard.
  • Crushed tomatoes can be replaced with 12 ounces of tomato sauce and 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste. Add additional liquid if needed.
  • For  cheesy pasta, stir in 1 1/2 to 2 cups of shredded Colby-Jack or cheddar cheese before serving.

More delicious pasta recipes

Enjoy!!

Sloppy Joe Pasta Skillet on a blue and white napkin with empty white bowls in the background.

Sloppy Joe Pasta Skillet

This Sloppy Joe Pasta Skillet recipe is filling, delicious, and easy to make using basic ingredients that you probably have on hand!
No ratings yet
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: recipe, pasta, tomato, ground beef, onion, easy, skillet
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 432kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef or ground meat of your choice
  • 1 cup yellow onion finely chopped - 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 14 ounces crushed tomatoes 1 3/4 cups
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pound pasta rotini, penne, etc
  • chopped parsley to garnish

Instructions

  • Combine the ground beef, onion and garlic in a large casserole skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • Cook until the meat is mostly browned and the onions start to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, brown sugar, mustard, chili, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Stir until evenly coated.
  • Pour in the dry pasta and chicken stock. Bring to a boil and cook until the pasta is tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired, and serve.

Notes

  • I used ground bison because that is what I had in the freezer. If you use a higher fat beef, you may need to drain off the liquid.
  • These are penne ziti noodles, the only pasta that was available! The sauce sticks better to rotini noodles if you have them.
  • If you do not have dry mustard, substitute 2 Tablespoons of regular mustard.
  • Crushed tomatoes can be replaced with 12 ounces of tomato sauce and 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste. Add additional liquid if needed.
  • For  cheesy pasta, stir in 1 1/2 to 2 cups of shredded Colby-Jack or cheddar cheese before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg

Cooking with Curls is a participant in the Amazon.com Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com


Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating