Super Simple Beef Ricotta Pasta

Oh hi. I made a super simple beef ricotta pasta for you. I think you’re gonna love it because it’s incredibly delicious and ready to devour in under 30 minutes.

Super Simple Beef Ricotta Pasta. This incredibly delicious dinner recipe is ready to devour in under 30 minutes!

You only need 6 simple ingredients for this recipe – pasta, ground beef, your favorite pasta sauce (my slow cooker spaghetti sauce works great), ricotta cheese, olives, and cheddar cheese. You can jump behind a recipe like this, right?

First time I made this recipe I was like I NEED TO CLEAN OUT MY FRIDGE AND PANTRY! So I found all of the above mentioned things in my fridge and pantry. No doubt I could whip together a delicious recipe with said things.

Super Simple Beef Ricotta Pasta. This incredibly delicious dinner recipe is ready to devour in under 30 minutes!

Woot there it is. I made that recipe right up there – super simple beef ricotta pasta. You may think it’s a weird combo. Who the heck eats kalamata olives with cheddar cheese? This gal right here does and I know you will too because you’re going to try this recipe for dinner tonight, right?

And then you’ll eat it for dinner tomorrow night too because a big ol’ 12×8 pan makes for a giant amount of beef ricotta bake. No complaints here, no complaints with you either, right?

Super Simple Beef Ricotta Pasta. This incredibly delicious dinner recipe is ready to devour in under 30 minutes!

Super Simple Beef Ricotta Pasta

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Super Simple Beef Ricotta Pasta
 
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Recipe type: Main Dishes
Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 8oz gluten free penne pasta or regular penne pasta
  • 1lb lean ground beef
  • 16oz of pasta sauce (use my slow cooker spaghetti sauce or your favorite jarred sauce)
  • 1½ C whole milk ricotta cheese
  • ½ C sliced kalamata olives
  • ½ C shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Cook the ground beef in a large pot or skillet. Mix in the pasta sauce, ricotta cheese and olives. Pour into a 12x8x2 baking dish (or any equivalent sized dish) and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  3. Broil for 5 minutes or until the cheddar cheese is melted.

 

Super Simple Beef Ricotta Pasta. This incredibly delicious dinner recipe is ready to devour in under 30 minutes!

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14 comments on “Super Simple Beef Ricotta Pasta”

  1. This looks really delicious! A lot less fuss than making lasagna.

  2. Penne pasta casseroles are our favorite around here. Kalamata olives is a nice kick to the recipe.

  3. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing.wonderful!

  4. Yum! This pan would be licked clean at my house!

  5. good idea for a quick dinner. Pasta is so versatile, this is a great combination.

  6. We are pasta fans in my household, always looking for an interesting new pasta recipe, thanks

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  8. I love pasta, it’s my favorite for sure! Combine it with beef and I’ll go crazy over it, thanks for sharing!

  9. Your awesome Beef Ricotta Pasta is making me hungry! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,we are so happy to have you join us. Have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Nothing says cooler weather like a delicious casserole – this one sure fits the bill! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

  11. Can’t wait to try this recipe. I know my family will love it. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & sharing.

  12. Epic fail. Directions are false. Would you mix all ingredients and then put under the broiler to heat the whole thing up? I ignored that, but it still was so bland…No one ate it. All wasted ingredients. Into the garbage.

    • Hello,

      Broiling is to melt the cheese. As per instructions, the beef is cooked, pasta sauce, olives and ricotta are added to the ground beef (which is hot), then cheese is added. Broiling is simply to melt the cheese. You could eat the meal without broiling, since it’s hot.

      We loved this recipe – so much that I’ve made it more than once. Sorry it didn’t work for you.