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    Beefy Shell & Cheese

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    children from A to Z's Note:

    This is from Simple & Delicious. Very kid friendly and tasty.

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    1. 1
      In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
    2. 2
      Set aside cheese sauce packet from dinner mix.
    3. 3
      Add shells and water to skillet.
    4. 4
      Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 10-12 minute or until pasta is tender.
    5. 5
      Stir in the salsa, beans, chili powder, salt and contents of cheese sauce packet.
    6. 6
      Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minute.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 17, 2008


      Very good and very easy! I used the 1 tsp of chili powder and added 1 tsp of cumin, too. I added chopped onion to the beef. I found that after the salsa and beans were added, it wasn't as cheesey as I would have liked it. I then threw in a handful of shredded cheddar cheese and a splash or so of milk, and that helped it a lot. Thanx for a great kid-pleaser!

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    • on July 26, 2014


      I'm not crazy about Shells n Cheese so that didn't sit well with me. My daughter doesn't like anything she "thinks is hot" added to her food. She THOUGHT the salsa was hot <br/>but it wasn't!! ? My hubby loved it; absolutely loved it!! I wish I'd added "hot salsa" or "Rotel" to it for him. I used shell macaroni & Velveeta Cheese vs the boxed dinner. In order to make it creamy enough, I drained juice off the Salsa & some tomatoes while melting cheese. A can of Cheddar Cheese Soup would've worked perfect but I was out. As easy as this was to make & please Hubby, I'll take some plain shells n cheese out for my daughter & add the heat to hubby's next time! ?

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    • on December 04, 2010


      I really like this. I used fresh made pico de gallo for half of the salsa and Cookwell & Company Escabeche Style salsa for the other half.

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    Nutritional Facts for Beefy Shell & Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (260 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 457.4
    Calories from Fat 125
    Total Fat 13.8 g
    Saturated Fat 5.5 g
    Cholesterol 59.4 mg
    Sodium 886.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 54.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.6 g
    Sugars 7.4 g
    Protein 28.7 g

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    macaroni shells and cheese

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