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Skillet Beef and Cheese Macaroni

Ground beef, tomatoes, elbow macaroni, and spices simmered in milk then mixed with sharp cheddar cheese.

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Skillet Beef and Cheese Macaroni

Servings: 4
Total Time: 35 minutes
Recipe by: Frankie


1 pound ground beef
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 TBSP cornstarch
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
salt & pepper
2 cups whole milk
1 cup water
8 ounces elbow macaroni
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


1. Add the ground beef and tomatoes to a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Cook, while breaking up the tomatoes and beef, until beef is browned, about 10 minutes.

2. Stir in the cornstarch, paprika, garlic, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper until well combined.

3. Stir in the milk and water and bring to a boil.

4. When water begins to boil stir in the macaroni. Return to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low.

5. Place a lid on the pan and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender, 10 to 13 minutes.

6. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the shredded cheese until combined.

7. Let sit for 5 minutes then taste and season with additional salt & pepper if necessary.

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Skillet Beef and Cheese Macaroni

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