Cheesy Beef and Corn Pasta
- 2 packs of Knorr chicken-flavored pasta sides
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 can of corn, drained
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, or your favorite spices
- Prepare the Pasta Sides:
- Follow the instructions on the Knorr pasta side packages to cook the noodles. Typically, you’ll need to bring water to a boil, add the pasta, and simmer until the noodles are tender. Drain and set aside.
- Cook the Ground Beef:
- In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat (if using).
- Add the ground beef and cook, breaking it apart with a spoon, until it’s browned and cooked through. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
- Season the Beef:
- Season the cooked beef with salt, pepper, and any optional seasonings you like. You can use garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, or any other favorite spices to enhance the flavor.
- Combine Ingredients:
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta, seasoned ground beef, drained corn, and shredded cheddar cheese.
- Melt the Cheese:
- Gently fold the ingredients together until everything is evenly mixed.
- Return the mixture to the skillet and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until the cheese is fully melted, and the dish is heated through. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
- Serve and Enjoy:
- Once the cheese is melted and the dish is hot, you’re ready to serve!
- You can garnish with extra shredded cheese or fresh herbs if desired.
This dish may not win any beauty contests, but it’s sure to be a hit with its delicious combination of cheesy pasta, seasoned beef, and sweet corn. It’s also budget-friendly and quick to make, making it a perfect choice for a satisfying meal. Enjoy!