One Pot Cheeseburger Pasta - the best pasta dish you will make this year PERIOD!!
The Best Ever Cheeseburger Pasta
One pot dishes are my favourite thing at the minute, anytime I can create less washing up the better. If you have a family of 4 like me, washing up plates and cutlery is bad enough, but add to that several pots and pans too, and it's a chore.
Some of the mess is instantly taken away with one pot dishes like this Cheeseburger Pasta and I love it.
So you may be wondering what exactly is cheeseburger pasta, well it's exactly what it says, all the best part of a cheeseburger turned into a delicious pasta dish that the whole family is just gonna love.
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It may not be much of a surprise that we love cheeseburgers in my house. I've already brought you these amazing recipes below:
- Big Mac Fries
- Big Mac and Fries Fakeaway
- Cheeseburger Quiche
- The Ultimate SW Cheeseburger
- Sweet Potato Cheeseburger Sliders
- Cheeseburger Soup
That list just wouldn't seem complete without adding to it a Cheeseburger Pasta recipe.
It's actually a pasta recipe that's pretty popular this side of the Atlantic and this is my healthier, delicious take on it.
The Perfect Cheeseburger
First, no cheeseburger would be complete without the burger part and for that, I use extra lean beef, we also have to have some onion and good seasoning, plus the ultimate ingredients - Worcestershire Sauce.
Usually a Cheeseburger has ketchup, but we want this slightly healthier, so instead, I use fresh chopped tomatoes (I recommend fresh as they just taste so much better to canned which tend to be slightly acidic) and then some tomato paste.
To get that little bit of sweetness, I add a little bit of sukrin gold (you can use any sweetener of choice if you don't have this, or omit altogether if you prefer).
One Pot Pasta Recipes
Pasta is usually cooked in a large saucepan of boiling hot water, but as this is one-pot Cheeseburger Pasta, we are adding the pasta straight into the pan with the beef and for flavour, I add chicken stock, rather than water.
Ensure you do not have the heat to low, the idea is for the liquid to bubble and as the pasta cooks, the liquid is evaporates into a sauce that just coats all the ingredients. If you have the pot on too low a heat, the pasta will just sit in water and not do anything.
Best Cheese for a Cheeseburger
Usually this side of the Atlantic or in any popular fast food chains, the cheese you get on a burger is a highly processed cheddar cheese slice.
I prefer to use real cheddar in this recipe. However most of our cheddar here in Canada is colour with Annatto to give it that orange/yellow colour. My favourite brand is Baldersons Extra Old Cheddar which I get from costco.
The cheddar once added does something magical. One it starts to melt, along with the starch from the pasta in the same pan, it coats everything in a velvety kind of creamy sauce that is just delicious.
If you want the more orange/yellow colour you might want to swap for a cheese like Red Leicester instead.
Pickles (Gherkins) on a Cheeseburger.
You just can't have a Cheeseburger without some pickles (gherkins), don't be put off adding them to this dish, they really do give it an amazing flavour.
Of course if you really do hate them, by all means, leave them out, but personally, those pickles are so darn good in this.
Love One Pot dishes? Check out these other amazing recipes:
- Creamy Zucchini Pasta
- One Pot Beef Fajita Pasta
- Shrimp Pasta
- Instant Pot Bombay Lamb Curry
- Chana Masala
- Spicy Prawn and Vegetable Risotto
- Beef and Six Bean Chilli
- Mushroom Risotto
- One Pot Speed Pasta
- Chicken and Asparagus Pasta
- Marmite Mac and Cheese
or head on over to my Full Recipe Index with over 850 delicious Slimming Eats and Weight Watchers recipes all fully searchable by meal type, ingredients etc.
How can I add a more vegetables to this Cheeseburger Pasta?
I pair this up with a mixed salad, just a big bowl of whatever salad items I have in the fridge and serve it up in the middle of the table for everyone to help themselves to.
Baby greens, spinach, crisp lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, radishes, shredded carrots, beetroot, onion, peppers, whatever you have is perfect for a salad.
and if you really don't fancy anything else with this, that is perfectly find to. Ideally we should add a ⅓ speeds where possible to our meals, but it isn't compulsory, just make sure you balance out the rest of your meals instead.
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