Easy Creamy One-Pot Ground Beef Pasta In Vodka Sauce.

Ground Beef Pasta

In  30 minutes with 5 main ingredients you can make an easy creamy ground beef pasta in Vodka sauce. It is a perfect dinner or lunch idea that i think everyone in the entire family will enjoy. 

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Easy Creamy One-Pot Ground Beef Pasta.

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Ground Beef Pasta in vodka sauce

Easy Creamy One-Pot Ground Beef Rigatoni Pasta Recipe.

This easy 30-minute meal is a great dinner or lunch idea for the entire family. With 5 main ingredients, you can have a hearty and delicious one-pot meal.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 People


  • Stove
  • Large Aluminum Pot
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


Main Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Ground Beef 85% Lean /15% fat
  • 16 oz Mezzi Rigatoni Pasta
  • 1 lb Frozen Organic Mixed Vegetables
  • 24 oz Vodka Pasta Sauce
  • 1 oz Taco Season Mix

Other Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. Complete Seasoning
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 3 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. Dried Thyme Leaves
  • 4 quarts Water


  • I prefer to season meats to marinate overnight or for at least 24 hours. Marinated meats, in my opinion, are more flavorful. However, ground meats do not need to be marinated for long periods.
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  • In a mixing bowl, season the ground beef with the chopped or diced onions, crushed garlic, complete seasoning, thyme leaves, and salt.
    Mix well together a store in the refrigerator overnight or for 2 hours.
    Remove seasoned ground beef from the refrigerator to get to room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.
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  • Heat olive oil for 1 minute in a large aluminum pot. Empty the ground beef into heated oil.
    Sometimes the meat may cook clumped together into larger chunks. Use a wooded spoon to break the ground beef into smaller pieces as needed.
    Stir and cook for 3-5 minutes until the beef becomes completely browned.
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  • The instruction calls for us to cook for 10 minutes. However, in the recipe, we will only cook the pasta for 5-7 minutes or until al dente (soft to touch).
    mezzi rigatoni pasta
  • While the beef is cooking, bring to boil 4-quarts water in a saucepan. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to boiling water. Pour the Mezzi Rigatoni pasta into salted boiling water.
    Mezzi Rigatoni Pasta
  • Open the thawed mixed vegetables to the beef mixture. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes.
    365 Organic Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  • Pour the Vodka Pasta Sauce into the beef and vegetable mixture. Stir and mix well together. Continue cooking over very low heat for another 3 minutes.; stir occasionally.
    Add ½ cup of warm water to the vodka sauce jar. shake well and pour in and mix well.
  • Drain pasta in a colander or sieve. Add the cooked pasta to the ground beef mixture and stir well together until all the pasta shells are coated in beef sauce.
  • Server Ground Beef Pasta warm to about 6 -7 people.
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Keyword Frozen Mixed Vegatables, Ground Beef, Mezzi Rigatoni, One-Pot Dish, Pasta Dish, Taco Mixed Seasoning, Vodka Sauce

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44 thoughts on “Easy Creamy One-Pot Ground Beef Pasta In Vodka Sauce.”

  1. This is on my next list of meals! It is always a win when I can find something for the whole family. Thank you so much for helping with that challenge!

  2. Who doesn’t love a recipe that is quick and easy but looks like you have spent a lot of time. I will definitely be trying this one very soon! I have never added frozen vegetables into my pastas with red sauce but I absolutely LOVE this idea! Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    This Easy Creamy One-Pot Ground Beef Rigatoni Pasta Recipe is the perfect weeknight meal when I don’t have much time to cook. It’s so delicious and is definitely making it to my easy dinner rotation list. Thank you for sharing!!

  4. When I saw this recipe, I just had to know how vodka was used in a pasta dish. I was surprised to find out this could be bought as a premade pasta sauce. However, when I tried clicking the vodka pasta sauce link to find out more, I kept being taken to the salt product on Amazon instead. So do they use actual vodka in the pasta sauce? Also, what’s iodised salt? How’s that different to regular salt?

    1. UnwwantedLife, Without going into its Biochemistry, Iodized salt in comparison to regular table salt, contains iodine, a very important mineral needed for the prevention of a medical condition called Goiter. Thank you for pointing out the link error. I will correct it. Here is the link:https://amzn.to/3tmkirO

  5. I have to admit, I have never tried vodka in pasta before but that one looks so yummy. Maybe I will try it for the first time haha. Thank you for this recipe!

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