Creamy Beef and Shells Recipe

Creamy Beef and Shells Recipe

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Dive into a dish that marries comfort and flavor with Creamy Beef and Shells! This hearty recipe combines tender pasta shells with savory ground beef in a creamy, cheese-infused sauce. Perfect for a cozy family dinner or entertaining guests, it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.


– 1 pound ground beef

– 8 ounces medium pasta shells

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

– 1 small onion, finely chopped

– 3 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

– 1/2 teaspoon paprika

– Salt and pepper, to taste

– 1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

– 1 cup beef broth

– 1/2 cup heavy cream

– 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

– Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


1. Cook the pasta: Cook the pasta shells according to the package instructions until they are al dente. Drain and set aside.

2. Brown the ground beef: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook until it’s browned and no longer pink, breaking it apart with a spatula as it cooks.

3. Add aromatics: Add chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet with the ground beef. Cook until the onion is soft and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.

4. Season the beef: Season the beef mixture with Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine and let the spices toast for a minute to enhance their flavor.

5. Add tomatoes and broth: Pour in the crushed tomatoes and beef broth. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

6. Add cream and pasta: Pour in the heavy cream and cooked pasta shells. Stir everything together until the pasta is coated in the creamy sauce.

7. Melt cheese: Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the top of the pasta mixture. Cover the skillet with a lid and let it cook for a few more minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

8. Garnish and serve: Once the cheese is melted, remove the skillet from the heat. Garnish the creamy beef and shells with chopped fresh parsley.

9. Serve and enjoy: Serve the creamy beef and shells hot, straight from the skillet. Enjoy this comforting and flavorful dish!

Feel free to adjust the seasonings and add any additional ingredients you like, such as diced bell peppers or mushrooms, to customize it to your taste.

Enjoy your Creamy Beef and Shells!

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