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Creamy Beef and Shells

Creamy Beef and Shells is a hearty pasta dish that is perfect for a quick dinner for the whole family! It is rich, flavorful, and cheesy and even kids will love it!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef and Shells
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 480kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces medium pasta shells
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small sweet onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 (15oz can) marinara sauce
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese freshly grated

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions in a large pot of boiling salted water and drain well.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, breaking it with a wooden spoon. Drain excess fat and set aside.
  • To the same skillet, add diced onion, and cook for 2minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Whisk in flour until lightly browned, for about 1 minute.
  • Gradually whisk in beef stock and stir to combine. Add marinara sauce and stir in Italian seasoning, dried parsley, oregano, and paprika.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced and slightly thickened, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Stir in cooked pasta, and add back beef.
  • Next, stir in heavy cream until heated through, about 1-2 minutes. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  • After that, stir in the sour cream.
  • Next, fold in the cheddar cheese until melted, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley if desired.

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Nutrition

Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 553mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 221IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 3mg