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PREP TIME: 5 mins | COOK TIME: 30 mins | TOTAL TIME: 35 mins | SERVINGS: 6 to 8

An incredible dinner idea with ground beef and pasta cooked in a tomato cream sauce. A delicious one-pot meal that you can easily throw together in just 30 minutes.


1 1/2 lbs fresh extra lean ground beef

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 c yellow or white onion chopped

2 tbsp garlic chopped

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

2 c marinara sauce, pasta sauce, tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes

2 c water

2 c medium shells uncooked (about 1/2 of a 1 lb box)

2 tbsp Italian seasoning mix

1 c heavy cream or half and half

1/2 c shredded Parmesan cheese optional

How to make Creamy One-Pot Shells and Beef

Step 1: Heat olive oil in a large pot or skillet.


Step 2: Once the oil is hot, add and saute the onions until tender.

Step 3: Add in the ground beef and continue to cook until brown.

Step 4: Add the garlic to the skillet and season the ground beef with salt and pepper.

Step 5: Add in the tomato sauce, pasta, and pour in the water. Stir until incorporated.

Step 6: Cover the pot and bring the mixture to a boil. Uncover and continue to cook for 10 minutes more or until the pasta begins to soften.

Step 7: Stir in the Italian seasoning and adjust the heat to medium-low.

Step 8: Add the cream and stir to incorporate.

Step 9: Resume cooking on low heat until the sauce starts to thicken.

Step 10: Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve. Enjoy!


Cook the pasta in 3 cups of water with a large jar of marinara sauce pr pasta sauce. If you prefer more tomato flavour, add a 15-ounce can of diced tomatoes.


Calories: 546kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 135mg, Sodium: 1040mg, Potassium: 779mg, Fiber: 3gSugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1009IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 160mg, Iron: 4mg


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