Skillet Mac and Beef – Ready in Under 30 Minutes

This quick and easy skillet mac and beef meal is perfect for a busy weeknight. Mac and beef is classic comfort food that is ready in under 30 minutes. The best part about this dish is that it can be easily customized to your liking. Add your favorite vegetables or spices to make it your own.

Skillet mac & beef

Skillet Mac and Beef

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As a bonus, this skillet can be ready in 30 minutes, making it perfect for busy nights when you’re rushing to get supper on the table.

Tasty, filling, and, the mommy in me is happy that there are vegetables, and you could easily add more variety. It is really simple. I can’t say that enough here, it’s a rather important point for me.

What You Need:

How to make Skillet Mac & Beef

Simply boil your pasta. Brown (cook) your ground beef, with your choice of vegetables. I used diced onion, minced garlic, and mixed bell peppers.

Later I thought about maybe adding some diced carrots, perhaps some corn, basically I think you could add most vegetables to this recipe.

Skillet mac & beef

Once the ground beef is cooked through, drain the fat of it. Add the pasta, cream of soup, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup to the pan.

Skillet mac & beef

I use cream of soup alternative instead of a can of soup mix. Using this I never run out of it, and don’t have to worry about buying more all the time.

Now, that you have everything in your skillet, mix it together and heat through. Then serve.

Skillet mac & beef

Every one of us enjoyed this. The flavors were great.

Skillet mac & beef
Yield: 5

Skillet Mac and Beef

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

An easy meal ready in 30 minutes, this is a hearty meal you can fill full of vegetables for your kids.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 can cream of soup or alternate soup mix
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounces about 2 cups rotini (spiral) pasta, cooked and drained


  1. Cook the beef and onion in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
  2. Stir the soup, ketchup, Worcestershire and pasta in the skillet and heat through.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

We have switched to using stainless steel pots and pans. After a short adjustment period, we love them and can’t believe we put off buying these for so long.

This is the exact set we bought and love. Though at some point I would like to buy a larger pan, just because our family is growing up and those kids are eating so much more! But seriously, a great set, we use Barkeepers Friend to keep them looking great, and it takes care of anything that gets stuck on.

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