Ground Beef Pasta (No Tomato Sauce) Recipe

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Ground Beef Pasta (No Tomato Sauce) Recipe: People love these ground beef pasta recipes (No Tomato Sauce) because they are easy to make and taste great. If you want to make standard pasta, you’ll need a tomato-based sauce. But there are many other sauces that you can use instead, like garlic and herb sauces, creamy white sauces, and olive oil-based sauces.

One great thing about ground beef pasta recipes is that they are cheap, quick, and can feed a lot of people. Adding different veggies, like peppers, onions, and mushrooms, can make the food taste better and give it more nutrients. You can also try out different sauces and spices to make meals that are both unique and tasty.


Ground Beef Pasta (No Tomato Sauce) Recipe


  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Cup Onion (Diced)
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic (Minced)
  • 1 Pound Ground Beef (400 -500 g)
  • 4 Cups Beef Stock See Notes
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Mixed Herbs Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme etc
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 4 Cups Penne Pasta
  • 2 Cups Mixed Vegetables Broccolo, Peas, Carrots etc
  • 2 Tablespoon Parsley


  • In a deep saucepan, add olive oil and butter.
  • Once the butter melts, add diced onions and minced garlic. Cook till soft and slightly caramelized.


  • Add dried herbs and minced beef.
  • Fry the beef till almost cooked.


  • Add the beef stock and wine (if using) – See note about liquids.
  • Bring to a simmer and add the pasta.
  • Season with salt and pepper.


  • Keep stirring the pasta every few minutes till all the liquid has almost been absorbed.
  • Add the vegetables and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Serve pasta with parsley, chilli flakes, grated cheese, and cream (optional)

Some Useful Tips

Beef: I used 80% beef, which is full of fat instead of lean meat. Fat makes food taste better. To cut down on fat, you can use 90% or 95% lean beef instead.


For even cooking, use a fork or spoon to break up the lumps in the ground beef. This way, the meat doesn’t get lumpy in your pasta.

Follow the directions on the package for how long to simmer the pasta to make it al dente. When cooking, you should always start timers when the liquid boils again.


When vegetables are cut up small, they only need two to three minutes of boiling. They keep cooking in the heat that is still there.


Calories: 440kcal
Carbohydrates: 53g
Protein: 21g
Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7g
Trans Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 44mg
Sodium: 604mg
Potassium: 652mg
Fiber: 4g
Sugar: 3g
Vitamin A: 2446IU
Vitamin C: 9mg
Calcium: 61mg
Iron: 3mg


Q1. What can I serve this with?


While this dish is a complete meal, a side of garlic bread is a nice addition.

Q2. How do I make this recipe Gluten-Free?


Substitute penne with a gluten-free variety. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cooking time.

Q3. Is this Dairy Free?


Skip the cheese, or use plant-based cheese to keep this recipe dairy free.

Q4. Can I make this Keto?


Yes, absolutely. Just substitute the penne pasta with Shiratake/Konja noodles. They are also called Miracle Noodles. Other lower-carb pasta includes Edamame, and Hearts of Palm pasta.

Q5. How long can I store this?


In The Fridge: 2-3 days


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