Homestyle Hearty Pasta Skillet

There’s something incredibly comforting about a big skillet full of pasta mixed with hearty meats and vibrant vegetables, all simmered in a savory tomato sauce. This Homestyle Hearty Pasta Skillet is not just a meal; it’s a warm hug on a busy weeknight, promising both satisfaction and nostalgia in every bite. It’s a simple yet delightful dish that brings everyone to the table with its familiar flavors and enticing aroma.

Perfect for those evenings when time is of the essence but you don’t want to compromise on taste, this Rustic Family-Style Meat and Pasta Medley can be whipped up in just 40 minutes. With a mix of tender pasta, rich minced meat, and fresh vegetables all coated in a robust sauce, this dish ensures that every spoonful is packed with flavor. It’s the ultimate comfort food that requires minimal effort for maximum reward, ideal for busy families looking to enjoy a delicious, fulfilling dinner together.

Full Recipe:


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 stick of celery, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 300 grams of pasta (any type you prefer)
  • 500 grams of minced meat (beef or turkey)
  • 250 ml canned tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp pasta water (from the cooked pasta)



  • Prepare the Pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the pasta cooking water before draining.
  • Cook the Vegetables: While the pasta cooks, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrots, bell pepper, and celery. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until the vegetables start to soften. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
  • Add the Meat: Increase the heat to medium-high and add the minced meat to the skillet. Break it apart with a spatula, and cook until the meat is browned and cooked through.
  • Combine Ingredients: Stir in the canned tomatoes, oregano, black pepper, and the reserved pasta water. Let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together. Adjust seasoning with salt, as needed.
  • Mix Pasta and Sauce: Add the drained pasta to the skillet with the sauce. Toss everything together to coat the pasta evenly with the sauce.
  • Serve: Serve hot, garnished with fresh herbs or grated cheese if desired.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes | Kcal: 550 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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