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Recipe: beef and pasta skillet primavera

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beef and pasta skillet primavera

Lean Ground Beef, pasta and vegetables come together in a quick and easy one-skillet meal.


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


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.

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.