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Cheddar Meatball and Pasta Skillet

This meatball and bacon skillet dinner will be an instant hit at the dinner table.

Prep Time

    •    Prep and Cook Time: 45 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 5


    •    2 cups milk
    •    1 cup hot water
    •    1/4 tsp black pepper
    •    1/2 cup chopped onion
    •    1 lb frozen cooked meatballs
    •    4 strips bacon, cut in 1/2-inch slices
    •    1 cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese (4 oz)
    •    1 box Hamburger Helper™ cheeseburger macaroni
    •    1/2 tsp Frank's™ RedHot™ Original cayenne pepper sauce


  1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon; place on paper towel. Add onion to bacon drippings in skillet; cook over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.
  2. Add milk, hot water and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper™ box); stir to combine. Stir in uncooked Pasta (from Hamburger Helper™ box), frozen meatballs, black pepper and hot pepper sauce. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 9 to 11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender and sauce is thick. Remove from heat.
  3. Top with cheese and bacon; cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

This great family recipe is thanks to Betty Crocker Recipes at


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