Creamy Beef and Shells Recipe | Yummly

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.


    sandy 2 days ago
    It was pretty basic, tasted like spaghetti with a lot of cheese. I wouldn't make it again.
    Ashley Siedhoff 8 days 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 B. 10 days 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 16 days ago
    this recipe is really delicious and very easy to follow
    Cienna Banwell 16 days 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 20 days ago
    Amazing kids loved it
    Jonathan B Mailhot 25 days ago
    great recipe, the kids love it too
    Jess Sprout a month ago
    Simple and tasty crowd pleasing meal. I doubled the garlic and substituted half and half. I also used 8 oz of triple cheddar instead of 6. I didn't measure the Italian seasoning, but I would estimate that after adding a bit more after a taste test, that I probably used about 2-2 1/2 tsp all together. Will definitely make again. Any cheese would work well.
    Loved it!!! Will sure make this again!!
    Ntokozo a month ago
    Turned out great. The whole family enjoyed it. My little one was licking her dish afterwards😅.
    C a month ago
    Whole family liked it. I added 2 extra garlic cloves and a tablespoon each of garlic powder and onion powder. Also added a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. I loved how creamy the sauce was.
    Anne K. 2 months ago
    Was a great meal, super easy to fix. We seasoned it to our taste and enjoyed 😊
    Jesse Tesch 2 months ago
    The perfect recipe for work day lunches! Didn't make any changes.
    Tiff 2 months ago
    supee easy recipe. it was ok... not a huge ton of flavor... and i used a bunch more garlic, cuz y not. all and all i would make it again but not something id do all that often
    MAD JACK G. 2 months ago
    Very bland, Father didnt like it, didnt eat it. I tried to doctor it up with spaghetti sauce. No taste. Tossing it out. J
    Sweatt 2 months ago
    super yummy and easy recipe! i used spagetti sauce cause i didnt have any in a worked great!
    SavvyFoodie 2 months ago
    Creamy and delicious.
    Cheyne B. 2 months ago
    Very good. My kids and husband loved it too
    Sloan C. 2 months ago
    Kids love this meal !
    Charpentier 2 months ago
    So good ! I can’t wait to do it again !
    Selena Sanderfer 3 months ago
    Yummy. Added cheese to individual servings instead of the whole dish. Added green and red peppers and used whatever noodles i had.
    Swindler 3 months ago
    It was very good. I would definitely make again. The instructions though I found a bit hard to follow, don’t know if that’s just me but I think I did some things very wrong because I was confused with the directions.
    Blair 3 months ago
    Tasty and super easy.
    Amy 3 months ago
    Super easy to make and delicious. My family loves it!
    Laura Spiers 4 months ago
    My daughter asks for this all the time and now her friend request it!
    Hank Hill 4 months ago
    Not bad for a cheeseburger macaroni. Probably don’t need that much cream or cheese. Definitely needs salt. Easy to make and everyone eats it so I’ll keep it in the rotation.
    Nikki D. 4 months ago
    I added garlic salt, onion powder and more italian seasoning and it turned out great!
    Yasmin 4 months ago
    It’s was amazing and it tasted really good. My whole family enjoyed it.
    Dylan Devereaux 4 months ago
    Turned out great, substituted great cream for 2% milk as it's what I had on hand and it delicious!
    mike mcfarland 4 months ago
    Turned out great. My wife made it for me and I loved it!