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Creamy Beef and Shells

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  • 8 ounces pasta shells (medium)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 sweet onion (medium, diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese (about 1 1/2 cups)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium52% DV1240mg
    Fat91% DV59g
    Protein90% DV46g
    Carbs23% DV68g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories980Calories from Fat530
    Total Fat59g91%
    Saturated Fat30g150%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat530
    Total Carbohydrate68g23%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Vitamin A40%
    Vitamin C10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Very tasty and easy to make!! Wife and kids loved it!!
    Jan Neuberger 22 days ago
    So easy and yummy. Creamier than similar recipes.
    Scott S. a month ago
    a family favorite in this house!!
    Flossie Siebert 2 months ago
    great. easy. rib stickn.
    Mona Lisa Lewis 3 months ago
    My familly enjoyed this. It was pretty easy and I will make it again.
    Traci Cormier 4 months ago
    It was OK it was child friendly easy to make I had a sour cream to it to make a little more creamier and that helped and then for us my husband know I stepped up the seasoning
    Karina Harrison 5 months ago
    Easy and delicious! will make this again for sure.
    Noemi Hernandez 5 months ago
    Yummy kids and i love!
    Jaison Quill 6 months ago
    Don't be afraid to jazz it up!! Can easily sub ground beef for ground turkey and swap beef broth with chicken broth to boost the flavor. If using ground chicken use the beef to give it contrast. Add bell peppers for added color, nutrition and another level of texture.
    Kaylee Warzecha 7 months ago
    Loved by the whole family!
    Ollie Powell 7 months ago
    wonderfully yummy and yummy
    Carolyn Spain 8 months ago
    It looks and tastes amazing. My kids loved it
    Vollick 8 months ago
    Very good and easy to make! Added some chopped peppers for veggie factor. Didn’t have cream, so used some cream cheese. Like a healthier version of hamburger helper.
    Steve Dye 9 months ago
    Just right definitely a keeper would go good with homemade bread
    Keyonna K. 10 months ago
    I really liked the flavor. I used Greek yogurt and milk combined as my substitute for heavy cream and it tasted fine! I also substituted beef stock for chicken stock and ground beef with ground turkey (I don't eat beef or dairy). I'll make this again!
    James 10 months ago
    Delicious and the kids loved it. Tastes even better with home-made (or home-made-ish) shells. Could not find Italian spice, so made my own from another recipe: made it even better.
    Scott Spencer 10 months ago
    was better then expected. Will make again.
    Nadine 10 months ago
    Great! Delicious second time making it
    Amy Parker Killam 10 months ago
    Made this for a group of 5 picky eaters (kiddos) and they all asked for seconds! Pretty easy to make overall. Served it with raw veggies and apple slices and it was the perfect lunch for a busy summer day.
    Colleen Kelley a year ago
    Decent taste after I added more salt, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Also garnished with Parmesan.
    Very creamy and my family usually detest pasta, however it was a hit
    David M. a year ago
    I used red onions, veal stock and finished with green onions and smoked paprika
    Teresa Rutz a year ago
    Very yummy!! We enjoyed it, will make again!’
    sandy a year ago
    It was pretty basic, tasted like spaghetti with a lot of cheese. I wouldn't make it again.
    Ashley Siedhoff a year ago
    This is DELICIOUS! I added another 1/1/2 cups of pasta to make sure we had enough for the whole family, and the ratio of sauce to pasta was perfect! I also cut back the amount of Italian seasoning because my kids can be picky, and there was plenty of flavor. Super easy and fast to make, and my kids loved it!
    Kenzie Berg a year ago
    I left out the onions and added extra garlic and cheese. Was happy with the way it came out. A great alternative to Mac n Cheese.
    snoop loop a year ago
    this recipe is really delicious and very easy to follow
    Cienna Banwell a year ago
    Good, but not amazing. I will more than likely make it again, but will add more spices as I go along. Might try a different cheese next time for fun. My son shovelled it down as is
    Malikah Numan a year ago
    Amazing kids loved it
    great recipe, the kids love it too