Grind meat and shred cheese. Cover cheese with plastic wrap (to prevent from drying out) and leave it on the counter top for the cheese to get to room temperature (it will melt faster). Cook pasta according to package instructions. (I love to use ELBOWS or DITALINI pasta a lot, because it's so easy for little kiddos to eat it with their fingers. Spaghetti or angel hair pasta are very stretchy and little one's don't really like that). We like our pasta little more tender so I cook it 5 minutes longer. Cook pasta and meat sauce at the same time. Place ground beef onto a medium pan. Add olive oil. Cook it on high mixing it from time to time until all the water evaporates and the meat starts sizzling. Then reduce the heat to med/low, add all the spices salt, garlic salt, vegeta, ground pepper. Mix it well and let the meat brown (that takes about 5 minutes).
Stir in pizza sauce and ketchup. Cook it on low until ready to top the pasta with it (that will keep the meat sauce hot until you ready for it).
Drain the pasta and rinse it with hot water (that prevents pasta from being slimy). Place pasta into a bowl that comes with lid. Top the pasta with hot meat sauce and then sprinkle with shredded cheese (I shred my own cheese, and never tried topping it with already shredded cheese, because the cheese doesn’t even taste the same. If cheese pieces don’t stick to each other after shredding, you know something is not wright. Right?:). Close the lid tight and let the heat do it's magic (takes about 10 minutes). During this time you can make Cabbage and Cucumber Salad the one we most of the time serve with this pasta. The pasta needs to be served right away. Left over pasta needs to be preserved in the fridge. This dish is great for lunch box, reheats well and tastes just about the same reheated.
Pasta with Meat Sauce and Cheese https://www.valyastasteofhome.com/pasta-with-meat-sauce-and-cheese/