Porcupines In a Skillet Dinner

Porcupines In a Skillet Dinner

This Porcupines In a Skillet Meal is a delicious dinner that is so easy to make. My mother made this a little different and they were known as Porcupine Meatballs. I have made them lots of times as my kids were growing up and I made them at work.
Turn Porcupine Meatballs into a casserole. It is one of those comfort foods that is filling and so good.
Serve this with a loaf of french bread and a green salad and enjoy a tasty dinner. (Maybe a cookie for dessert?)
Your family will love this one-pot meal of the favorite meatballs we grew up on.
ground beef
dry onion soup mix
shredded cheese
can of mushrooms, optional
Porcupines in a Skillet is so easy and delicious – and you probably already have these items on hand! I always have these ingredients in my pantry and fridge. 
Come On Over To My Kitchen and Let's COOK…….
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked minute rice
  • 16 oz diced tomatoes with juice
  • shredded cheese


  • Brown ground beef and drain off excess grease.
  •  Stir in onion soup mix, water, uncooked rice, tomatoes with juice and cover and cook on low for 25 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Once done, add cheese and cover for a minute or 2 or until cheese melts.
Keyword porcupine skillet dinner