Khanh Ong shares his recipe for Cheeseburger Pasta

A combination of our two favourite things!
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Masterchef fan favourite Khanh Ong has shared his latest culinary creation online, a curious concoction that he has described as Cheeseburger Pasta. 

The delectable dish came from Khanh and his good friend Sarah Davidson (also known as spoonful_of_sarah), who couldn’t agree on a dish to make for their dinner. 

WATCH NOW: Khanh cooks Cheeseburger Pasta. Article continues after video. 

From there an idea was born, combining both of their ideas in the one experimental dish!

Taking to his Instagram, Khanh shared a video documenting the cooking process of the recipe with his almost 250,000 followers. 

“No idea if this was gonna work while making it and I’m so glad it worked,” Khanh captioned the video. 

“I felt a bit lazy too so it’s one pot!” he then joked before adding: “Try this for yourself, trust me, make it!”

“Legit though this was so yummy!”

If you’d like to try Khanh’s Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe for yourself, scroll on for the full recipe!

We can’t wait to try this! (Credit: Instagram)



2-3 tbsp Virgin Olive Oil 

500g beef mince

1 large brown onion diced

3 – 25 (take your pick) cloves of garlic finely chopped

1.5tbsp flour

400ml crushed tomatoes

800ml – 1L eef stock

2-3 tbsp mustard

2 tbsp tomato sauce

1 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp onion powder

1.5 tsp smoked paprika

1/4 cup chopped pickles

300g dried pasta

More pickles unchopped

2ish cups shredded cheddar OR tasty cheese OR mozzarella 

Salt and pepper to taste 

The taste test was a huge success! (Credit: Instagram)


1. In a heavy pot on medium high add half the oil and beef mince. Cook till brown, add onions, and cook for about 3-4 minutes until softened then add garlic and cook for further 1-2 mins.

2. Remove the mince mixture and add the rest of the oil to the pot with the flour (you’re making a roux) You want to stir this well and let the flour just slightly go golden like the colour of a brown butter sauce.

3. Now add tomatoes, 800ml of the stock, mustard, tomato sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chopped pickles, and pasta.

4. Cook stirring for 2 minutes then add the beef back in, mix well then cover with a lid for 6-8mins. (You want to stir every couple of minutes so it doesn’t catch on the bottom)

5. Depending on your pasta at this point if it’s looking too dry add more stock, if it’s looking super wet take the lid off and cook it till the pasta is almost cooked (another 2-4 minutes)

6. Add the rest of the pickles, and cheese and stir well. Serve.

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