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Cheesy Meat Rotini Recipe

Cheesy Meat Rotini Recipe the whole family will love. Ground meat with rotini pasta, ricotta and mozzarella cheese. The perfect one-pot pasta dinner for busy evenings, under 30-minute meal.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 4 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
  • ½ tsp canola oil
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 medium cooking onion, diced fine
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 ½ tsp table salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 24 oz marinara sauce
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded


  • Cook pasta according to instructions with ½ tsp oil and dash of salt. Once cooked, drain water and return to saucepan, keep the lid closed to keep warm.
  • On medium heat, in a large skillet add 1 tsp oil. Once hot, add the diced onion, saute 2 minutes. Add ground pork. Cook until meat is browned and onion is tender (about 5 minutes).
  • Add salt, pepper, garlic cloves and mix well, cook another minute.
  • Combine the meat marinara, basil, Parmesan cheese and pasta. Mix everything. 
  • Here and there make openings in the pasta. Take ricotta and fill the openings (or spread a layer over all of the pasta). Top with Mozzarella cheese. Close lid and cook on low/medium heat until cheese pasta completely melts. 
  • Serve with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese, if desired. Enjoy