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

    Sodium40% DV970mg
    Fat69% DV45g
    Protein69% DV35g
    Carbs22% DV67g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories810Calories from Fat410
    Total Fat45g69%
    Saturated Fat21g105%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat410
    Total Carbohydrate67g22%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Vitamin A30%
    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.


    Chef Driscolli 3 days ago
    Just a version of hamburger helper. I wasn’t that big of a fan but my husband liked it.
    Gabriel 3 days ago
    It turned out really well!
    Dione 5 days ago
    My picky eater had seconds!! I call that a win.
    Tanisha 7 days ago
    Turned out really good
    Bryan Tebbe 7 days ago
    My picky family loved this dish. I used an entire packet of Italian Dressing mix and it had plenty of flavor. I also added 1/4 cup of sour cream.
    Erika Scruggs 11 days ago
    This tastes like a deconstructed lasagna. I personally don’t like lasagna but if you do then I think you’ll like this. I’m not sure if I did it wrong or I’m just not very experienced but the process of whisking flour into a dry pan was odd. It did turn out ok though.
    Gina DiGi 13 days ago
    Seemed like a drawn out way of making “hamburger helper” but the husband and baby liked it so I won’t complain. I will be asked to make this again.
    Tharine Roelofse 15 days ago
    Really enjoyed this dish
    Rob 18 days ago
    Turned out pretty good.Everyone loved it
    Elizabeth Bauman 20 days ago
    Turned out great! I put chopped peppers in it at the end for some crunch. Very creamy!
    Jenn Milne 23 days ago
    This was simple and delicious. A perfect cold weather meal
    Les 25 days ago
    Delicious! Super easy, I put everything in the crockpot to keep the cheese melted until we were ready to eat
    Keegan Power a month ago
    turned out good but i doubled everything for 4 adults and added more spices
    Keith Strickland a month ago
    Made this tonight. So, so good. Rating 5 stars because my 12 year old son told me to, but I would have anyways. Both kids went back for seconds. Will make again.
    Koop Mcgrumpy a month ago
    It turned out really well and I enjoyed eating it
    Tom a month ago
    Good, but bland. Will make again.
    Nicole A a month ago
    Very good! I added some sugar too
    Usman Aslam 2 months ago
    amazing..ill make it again and again and again
    Megan Marquart 2 months ago
    Pretty good. Like a gourmet hamburger helper.
    Amber Krotky 2 months ago
    We really liked it! Probably will spice it up a bit but super easy to make and taste great.
    Yomama 2 months ago
    It was great, and the kids loved it too!
    Rachell Farinelli 2 months ago
    Good, easy recipe. Seems to be exactly like a goulash I’ve made in the past. Wish it had more flavor.
    It was really easy and yummy! Thank you!
    Nicole Coates 2 months ago
    great! picky eaters loved it!
    kalina 2 months ago
    All the family loved this. I didnt use a can of tomatoes I used tomato puree and use double cream as wasnt sure what heavy cream was. I used a lot more italian seasoning and garlic but that was self preference as my family love lots of flavours and aromas. Great recipe and very filling ages range from 5 to 45!!
    Happy 2b a Kelly 2 months ago
    It was good, similar to a hamburger helper. It was very bland until I added like 6× the amount of Italian seasoning and lots of salt and pepper. It made loads of food though, definitely worth 7 servings for my family.
    Jillene Stevenson 3 months ago
    This was great. We love garlic so I put in a few more cloves. Fast and easy for a week night or “oh my gawd” I don’t know what to make weekend meal.
    Kathleen H. 3 months ago
    I am going to add less beef stock. It turned out way too liquidity.
    Coppelia Rose 3 months ago
    Took a few liberties but used this recipe as a base. It's really good, easy to prepare and for a person like me whole lives alone, its great for creating left overs to enjoy for days!
    Chelsea Pearson 3 months ago
    Not bad! Needs a bit more flavor but my whole family approves.