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Creamy Meat Sauce One Pot Pasta

  • Author: Madeline
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 23 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Boil and simmer
  • Cuisine: Italian American


A cozy and satisfying meat sauce one pot pasta that you can make with simple ingredients!


  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 lb dry pasta
  • 2 oz plain goat cheese (log not crumbled)


  1. Heat avocado oil over medium heat in a large, heavy bottom pan like a dutch oven
  2. Once the oil is hot add the ground beef, salt and pepper to the pot
  3. Cook the beef, braking it up into tiny pieces with a wooden spoon until browned, about 5-6 minutes
  4. Pour marinara sauce, water, and pasta into the pot and stir thoroughly. Increase the heat to high
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring frequently
  6. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a low simmer
  7. Allow the mixture to simmer covered for 14 minutes while stirring frequently
  8. After 14 minutes, test the pastam it should be almost completely cooked and soft
  9. Turn off the burner and stir in the got cheese until fully melted into the pasta
  10. Best if enjoyed immediately, but can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days

Keywords: one pot pasta, meat sauce pasta, one pot pasta recipe

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