Cooking at Home - Skillet Noodles and Beef

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Published Saturday, July 10, 2021

Makes: 8 servings

A quick and easy weeknight entree. If you want to give this dish an extra kick, spice with your favorite hot sauce, or red pepper flakes. 


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (15 ounce)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 3 cups noodles, uncooked, 1/2 inch wide
  • 1 package spinach, frozen, chopped (10 ounce)
  • 1 cup cottage cheese, non-fat
  • 1/2 cup cheese, part-skim mozzarella, shredded


  1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet. Drain and rinse to remove fat.
  2. Add onion, tomato sauce, water, and spices. Cover and bring to a boil.
  3. Add noodles. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Defrost spinach in the microwave. Stir spinach into skillet mixture. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir mixture. Spoon cottage cheese on top and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add water if mixture gets too dry.

Source: University of New Hampshire, Cooperative Extension

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups, 1/8 of recipe (224g)



Total Calories


Total Fat

6 g

Saturated Fat

2 g


36 mg


413 mg


19 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

4 g

Added Sugars included

0 g


14 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


144 mg


2 mg


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