15 Minute Beef and Noodles Skillet

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This 15 Minute Beef and Noodles Skillet recipe is perfect for those busy nights when you need dinner quick. Ground beef and noodles with a creamy, cheesy sauce.

15 Minute Beefy Noodle Skillet is shown in a red mug and a fork is lifting some of the cheesy pasta above it.

15-Minute Beef and Noodles Skillet

15-Minute Beef and Noodles Skillet is a fresher, faster and cheaper alternative to Hamburger Helper. Actually Hamburger Helper gives me flashbacks to early days in my marriage when that and a can of green beans was considered a balanced meal. Luckily I remembered this delicious recipe and it soon took the place of the boxed dinner stuff. This is a recipe that our grandma made when her kids were growing up. She called it “Congooliami” (kon-goo-lee-ah-mee … in case you were wondering the pronunciation). I think she gave it a funny name so her kids would eat it. Really we can call it whatever we want and our kids would STILL eat it and love it.

Suggestions for Beef and Noodles Skillet

  • If you are wary of using canned condensed cream of mushroom soup, try our delicious (and easy!) homemade Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup recipe!
  • You can use macaroni, rotini, bowtie, penne, or any kind of pasta for this recipe. You can use whole wheat pasta to make it healthier or even Gluten Free pasta.
  • Sometimes if we are looking to add more to this Beef and Noodles Skillet, we will stir in corn, peas, a can of diced tomatoes (drained), extra sauteed mushrooms, steamed broccoli, cauliflower or spinach.
  • Many times when we make this we try to hide in extra veggies, so we add shredded zucchini and carrots to the ground beef mixture. Really, our kids NEVER know there are any added vegetables. We use a LOT too. We have used 2-3 of EACH vegetable added in and they don’t ever catch on.

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How to Make 15-Minute Beef and Noodles Skillet

15 Minute Beef and Noodle Skillet is shown in a red mug and a fork is lifting some of the cheesy pasta above it.

15 Minute Beef and Noodles Skillet

4.97 from 27 votes
This 15 Minute Beef and Noodles Skillet recipe is perfect for those busy nights when you need dinner quick. Ground beef and noodles with a creamy, cheesy sauce.
Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare noodles according to package directions.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef and onion together until beef is browned and onions are clear.
  • Add condensed soups and salt and pepper.
  • When noodles are done, drain well and add to skillet.
  • Gently stir in cheese and serve!

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 698kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 36gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 854mgPotassium: 794mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 580IUVitamin C: 8.1mgCalcium: 314mgIron: 3.4mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    This was delicious!! My husband is quite a picky eater so I hade to switch up the cream of mushroom with cream of potato. It did seem a bit dry for our taste so I threw in a can of diced tomatoes.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this last night. My husband and I loved it. My 8-yr. old. granddaughter didn’t finish it because it had the “brown stuff” in it. She doesn’t like ground hamburger. She did like the rest of the dish, however. She actually picked around the “brown stuff” and ate the other. Kids… I did omit the tomato soup because I didn’t have any AND granddaughter will not eat red sauce. Again…kids… It still turned out well. I will serve it up again! I do want to try it with all the ingredients though. I added mushrooms because we simply love mushrooms.

    1. I haven’t tried it that way before so I can’t say, but let us know how it turns out if you do try it!

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this easy yet oh so yummy recipe! My whole family enjoyed it. The only thing I did was added minced garlic and seasoned the ground beef!. This recipe is a win.

    1. 5 stars
      Made this last night and it tasted really good! My husband liked it a lot too. I used Monterey Jack cheese.

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