Creamy Beefy Shells


Creamy Beefy Shells

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: DinnerCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 10 oz shell pasta

  • 1 tbsp minced garlic

  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 1 tbsp flour

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 15 oz can tomato sauce

  • 24 oz jar marinara sauce

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese

  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese


  • To a large pan or pot on the stove over medium heat, add the ground beef and onion, break the ground beef up and let it cook through. While the ground beef is cooking bring a pot of water to a boil on the stove.
  • Once the water is boiling, add in the pasta and cook it according to the package instructions. Once the ground beef has cooked through remove any excess grease from the pan, then add in the minced garlic and seasonings stir well.
  • Now stir in the flour until it no longer looks white. Add in the broth and scrape all of the flavorful bits off the bottom of the pan, now add in the tomato sauce and marinara sauce, let it simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Once the pasta is cooked through drain the pasta and add the cooked pasta into the pan along with the heavy cream, cheddar cheese, and parmesan cheese, stir well and once the cheese has melted down you can serve this up.

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