Dwardcooks Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet

Dwardcooks Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet

  • Author: Dwardcooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This cheeseburger pasta bake hits all the comfort food spots.  This one pot meal is quick, satisying, and hearty.  On the MyWW purple, this dinner is only 5sp a serving.



  • 1 lb. 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 lb whole wheat pasta
  • 1 onion
  • 16 oz. tomato sauce
  • 4 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 8 oz colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 tsp garlic powder, divided
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch of chili powder
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • kosher salt and pepper

Optional garnish: chopped scallions or parsley


  1. Spray a big pot/pan with cooking spray and sautee onion on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  2. While onion cooks, combine ground turkey with 1 tsp garlic powder, onion powder, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, smoked paprika, and a little bit of black pepper. 
  3. Brown turkey in the pot with the onion (about 3-5 minutes)
  4. Once the turkey is fully cooked, add 16 oz. tomato sauce and 4 cups of beef broth.  Here I added another tsp of garlic powder, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of chili powder–this depends on taste and broth you are using.  Bring to boil.
  5. As soon as the pot is boiling, add pasta to the pot and cook pasta until tender.  Stir occasionally.
  6. When pasta is done, add 1/4 cup ketchup and cheese.  If you are finishing the dish with a cheese topping, stir about 5 ounces of the cheese into the pasta and reserve the final three ounces for the topping.  Heat pasta in the oven at 350 until the cheese is melted and serve.


I weighed my pasta once it was fully cooked, and the whole dish was 70 ounces.  This equated to about 1.5 cups per serving.  Pasta and cheese substitutions can impact points.

  • Category: pasta
  • Method: one pot
  • Cuisine: pasta

Keywords: one pot meal, pasta, cheeseburger casserole, cheeseburger pasta skillet, ground turkey