20 Minute Cheesy Beef and Shells Recipe

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Deann Published: March 30, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make 20 Minute Cheesy Beef and Shells

Pasta, cheese, and meat are always a good idea and this recipe for cheesy beef and shells is proof of that. It’s done in 20 minutes & is utterly comforting.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 8ozmedium sized shells
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1small onion,diced
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1lblean ground beef
  • 3tbspflour
  • 1tbspItalian seasoning
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tsppepper
  • 2cupsbeef broth
  • 15oztomato sauce
  • 4ozcream cheese,cubed
  • 2cupscheddar cheese,shredded


  1. In a large pot, cook the shells according to package directions. Drain and rinse.

  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat add the olive oil, onion and garlic. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until almost tender and add the ground beef.

  3. Cook and crumble the ground beef until brown. Add the flour, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper and mix. Slowly stir in beef broth and tomato sauce. Let simmer until it starts to thicken.

  4. Add in the cooked pasta, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese. Let the cheese melt and stir until heated throughout.


  • Calories: 378.95kcal
  • Fat: 29.33g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.72g
  • Trans Fat: 1.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.24g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.26g
  • Fiber: 1.20g
  • Sugar: 3.16g
  • Protein: 20.84g
  • Cholesterol: 89.51mg
  • Sodium: 673.27mg
  • Calcium: 270.37mg
  • Potassium: 490.99mg
  • Iron: 2.39mg
  • Vitamin A: 153.30µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.89mg
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