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Hamburger Helper: Cheesy Italian Shells

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Create your own homemade copycat hamburger helper cheesy italian shells – an all in one dish skillet meal of herbs, pasta, cheese and burger for a hearty, easy to prepare meal.

Cheesy Italian Shells Seasoning Mix
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 tablespoon mixed Italian herbs
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar

Cheesy Italian Shells Dinner:

1 pound ground beef or turkey
3/4 cup hot water
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups small pasta shells
1 cup stewed or diced canned tomatoes, undrained
1 seasoning mix (see above)
1 cup cheddar, shredded, near the end

Brown and drain one pound of ground meat (beef or turkey). Add seasoning mix to cold milk, stirring well, pour over cooked meat, add hot water, pasta shells and tomatoes. Cover and simmer 12-18 minutes, or until pasta is done to your preference.

Remove from heat, top with shredded cheddar cheese, uncover, let set 5 minutes to thicken. Stir before serving.

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2 thoughts on “Hamburger Helper: Cheesy Italian Shells”

  1. 5 stars
    I added some sautéed mushrooms and spinach to the Hamburger Helper: Cheesy Italian Shells for some extra veggies, and it turned out fantastic! The creamy cheese sauce coated everything perfectly, making it a complete and tasty meal.

  2. I love this recipe! It’s easy to make and has great taste. I made it for my family last night, and they loved it too. I’ve never actually had Hamburger Helper before but now that I have tried your recipe, I don’t think there is anything better out there! Your hamburger helper cheesy Italian shells are the best thing ever!! =>Budget101- Thank you so much for all these wonderful recipes. You guys are awesome!!!


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