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Thick and Creamy Ground Beef Shells

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Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 35 mins
Servings 4
Calories 740
Best Season Winter

This thick and creamy ground beef and shells recipe is sensational. It is made with a simple combination of ground beef, onion, garlic, and a few spices. When combined, the taste is out of this world. As always, give it a try and let us know what you think.

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    Ingredients for the Creamy Ground Beef
  • 1 tablespoon oil for frying
  • 1 pound ground beef (Medium or Lean is fine.)
  • 1/2 medium chopped onion
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce (15 oz)
  • 2 cups shell pasta
  • 3/4 cups table cream or heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • 1 cup old sharp cheddar cheese (You can use the cheese of your choice.)
    Cooking the Creamy Ground Beef
  1. Add the oil to a pan over medium high heat. Place the ground beef in, break it down, and fry it until brown and cooked through. Drain any excess grease. Place it in a bowl and set it aside.

  2. In the same pan, add in the onions, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Stir and saute until the onions start to become translucent and the garlic fragrant. This will take about 2 minutes.

  3. Add in the all purpose flour. Stir and cook until the flour is brown and cooked.

  4. Pour in the beef broth and spaghetti sauce. Stir until well combined. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes.

  5. While the sauce is simmering, add the pasta to a pot of boiling salted water. Allow it to cook for about 10 minutes until al dente. Strain and set aside.

  6. Add the beef and noodles to the sauce. Pour in the cream and season with salt and pepper. Stir until nicely combined. It looks and smells so good. 

  7. Add in the cheese and stir until melted.

  8. Serve and enjoy your thick and creamy ground beef pasta.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 750kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 63g97%
Saturated Fat 29g145%
Trans Fat 2g
Cholesterol 175mg59%
Sodium 632mg27%
Potassium 590mg17%
Total Carbohydrate 52g18%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 45g90%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


You can alter many of the ingredients in this recipe according to your taste. Add more or less onion and garlic if you wish. Some addition spices would be in line as well. 

Keywords: Ground Beef, Pasta, Cream, Casserole
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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