Hellllllooooooo!!! I haven't given you a new recipe for over a week I don't think. I have a few ready for you, I just got busy as my oldest "little" (granddaughter) got here from Jersey last weekend. We have been busy in magical forests and fairy wonderlands, swimming, playing, having sleepovers, and eating spaghetti and meatballs. I mean, come on, this is the life for a 7 year old! It is so good to have her back for the summer. So that is what I have been doing and while family and life always come first, I consider you all part of my life as well, so I hope this one potter, gets you all jittery in the joints around your knees!
My husband has been asking for a recipe like this for awhile and I obliged him. ALTHOUGH, it is pretty different than how he presented it to me, I needed to turn it into a one pot meal. It is summer, nobody needs hours of work, and busy moms and dads and grandmoms and grandpops we just need easy and delish! This is going to be a hit. Use fresh mushrooms if you like, I just used canned. And certainly feel free to trade out the ground beef for a ground meat of your choice! Don't skimp on the cheese, and make sure to let it sit a few minutes to thicken even more before serving!
1 lb ground beef (turkey or chicken would work fine)
2 T butter
8 ounces mushrooms (2 cans or 8 ounces fresh, sliced)
3 cups milk
2 cups water (or beef stock)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
16 ounces rotini or other short cut pasta
12 ounces shredded Swiss cheese (don't skimp, and if you like it a lot, add more)
In a large pot, brown your ground beef until fully cooked through. Drain if needed and return to pot. Add in butter and let melt. Add in mushrooms and saute until softened.
I used canned mushrooms for this, you do you. Turning your heat to medium-high-ish, add in milk and water, salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a boil. When the mixture is boiling add in pasta, give it a quick stir, turn the heat to medium and simmer for the amount of time listed on the pasta box.
When your pasta is cooked, turn off heat, add in cheese, give it a good stir, and replace lid for 2-3 minutes.
Stir again and let sit about 3 or 4 minutes with the lid off. Stir one last time, and wa-la, dinner!
Enjoy another one pot dinner. Oh make sure to serve this with sliced tomatoes and corn on the cob! I mean...ya know, if you feel like it.