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Baked Shells and Cheese Recipe

Baked Shells and Cheese Recipe

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How To Make Baked Shells and Cheese Recipe

Creamy and delicious pasta with a golden, crispy topping that will surely satisfy your cheesy cravings.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 1 lb. small pasta shells
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions and drain.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  3. In a saucepan, melt butter. Add flour and whisk continuously for 1-2 minutes until bubbly.

  4. Add milk and heavy cream while continuing to whisk. Add garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.

  5. Simmer for 5-7 minutes until the mixture thickens. Turn off heat and add shredded cheese. Stir until melted and combined.

  6. In a baking dish, mix pasta and cheese sauce. Top with breadcrumbs.

  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and bubbly.


  • Calories : 903kcal
  • Total Fat : 49g
  • Saturated Fat : 30g
  • Cholesterol : 146mg
  • Sodium : 1210mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 76g
  • Dietary Fiber : 4g
  • Sugar : 9g
  • Protein : 37g
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