One-Pot Pasta


Dinner under 30, one dirty pot, couldn't be easier.

Ground Beef Recipes: One-Pot Pasta
Store-bought pasta sauce and refrigerated ravioli make One-Pot Pasta a speedy supper solution. Plenty of fresh veggies and garlic are mixed in to give this ground beef recipe that homemade taste. Photo: Southern Living
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
28 mins
4 servings

After a long day, sometimes all you want is a nice, warm, home-cooked meal. The problem is though, the last thing you want to do is spend a long time cooking, or even worse, cleaning up dishes afterwards. The solution is a pasta dish that checks all the boxes: delicious, quick, and not too messy. In addition to being prepared in one pot, this easy weeknight dinner will also be on the table in under 30 minutes. To make dinner with even less hassle, we recommend taking a few grocery store shortcuts. Opt for jarred pasta sauce and pre-sliced mushrooms to cut prep time and get right to cooking. In no time, you'll be digging into cheesy ravioli piled high with mozzarella, meat, vegetables, and sauce to satisfy the weeknight cravings of everyone eagerly waiting at the dinner table. Fresh veggies mixed with store-bought pasta sauce create a quick yet delicious meal the whole family will love.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 (26-ounce) jars tomato-basil pasta sauce

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated four-cheese ravioli

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Cook ground beef in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Wipe Dutch oven clean.

  2. Sauté onion and mushrooms in hot oil over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in beef, pasta sauce, 1 cup water, and next 3 ingredients.

  3. Bring sauce to a boil; add ravioli. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is done. Stir in cheese. Serve immediately.

  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Classico Tomato & Basil pasta sauce and Buitoni Family Size Four Cheese Ravioli.

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