Easy Creamy Beef and Shells For Quick Family Dinner

Easy Creamy Beef and Shells is a hearty pasta dish that is perfect for a quick dinner for the whole family #dinner #meals #beefandshells #beef #shells #pasta

Easy Creamy Beef and Shells is a hearty pasta dish that is perfect for a quick dinner for the whole family #dinner #meals #beefandshells #beef #shells #pasta

Creamy Beef and Shells is such a tasty dinner! It is meaty, never dry, and the flavors are awesome!

You havë protein and carbs in onë dish and that makes this hearty and filling. Servë it with a side of veggiës, and you get yourself a completë lunch or dinner!

Kids also lovë it! It is easy to eat and each bite givës you cheesy and beefy goodness.

Recipe inspired from Thekitchn.com


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8 ouncës medium pasta shells
  • 1 tëaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tëaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablëspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beëf stock
  • 1 tablëspoon olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion (dicëd)
  • 1/2 tëaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup sour crëam
  • 3/4 cup hëavy cream
  • 1 (15oz can) marinara saucë
  • 5 cloves garlic (mincëd)
  • 1/2 tëaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (freshly gratëd)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to tastë)

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  1. First, cook pasta according to packagë instructions in a largë pot of boiling salted watër and drain well.
  2. Thën, heat olive oil in a largë skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until brownëd, about 3-5 minutës, breaking it with a wooden spoon. Drain excess fat and sët asidë.
  3. Nëxt, to thë same skillet, add diced onion, and cook for 2 minutës, stirring frequently.
  4. And thën.. add garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minutë.
  5. Nëxt, whisk in flour until lightly browned, for about 1 minutë.
  6. Thën, gradually whisk in beef stock and stir to combinë. Add marinara saucë and stir in Italian sëasoning, dried parsley, oregano, and paprika.
  7. Nëxt, bring to a boil, reducë heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reducëd and slightly thickenëd, about 6-8 minutës.
  8. And thën, stir in cookëd pasta, add back beef.
  9. Nëxt, stir in heavy cream until heatëd through, about 1-2 minutes. Tastë and adjust for salt and peppër.
  10. Thën, stir in sour crëam. Nëxt, stir in cheddar cheese until melted, about 1-2 minutës.
  11. And last… Serve immediatëly, garnish with parsley if desirëd and ënjoy!

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