Creamy Beef Cavatappi easy quick ground beef pasta dish

Creamy Beef Cavatappi

  • Author: Jenne Kopalek
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x


Creamy Beef Cavatappi is a ground beef cheesy and creamy recipe that will be on your weeknight dinner table.



  • 1 lb cavatappi pasta; or pasta of choice
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 white onion; diced
  • 10 basil leaves; fresh
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 2 1/3 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 tablespoon wondra


  1. In a saute pan, add in ground beef, garlic, and onion. Saute until ground beef is browned and onions are tender.
  2. Pour in beef broth and tomato sauce. Stir well. Set heat to low (4).
  3. Mix wondra into a 1/3 cup water and stir into the sauce.
  4. Cook pasta as directed on box.
  5.  Stir in basil and thyme.
  6. Pour in the heavy cream while stirring.
  7. Add in parmesan and mozzarella cheese stirring well.
  8. Top with salt and pepper. Stir.
  9. Mix in strained cavatappi pasta to the sauce. Top with more pepper and serve.


You may replace the wondra with cornstarch if needed.

  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Pasta, Beef

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