Shells and Cheese Stove-Top Casserole

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Josh likes his tomatos and ground chuck with rotini pasta, Jen likes hers mixed with Velveeta Shells & Cheese. This one is for Jen, her favorite stove-top casserole.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 packages velveeta macaroni shells and cheese, prepared per package directions
  • 1 12 packages Lipton Onion Soup Mix


  1. Brown ground chuck in a large dutch oven.
  2. Drain any grease and add the crushed tomatoes, Onion Soup mix and water.
  3. Simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Add Velveeta Shells and cheese, mix well and serve with hot rolls.


Most Helpful

I gave this recipe 2 stars. My hubby and I had this for dinner tonight. It just seemed to be lacking something. I did after tasting it add the remaining onion soup from the half package, plus I added some pepper. Still was missing something. Overall I don't think we will try this again. Thanks for posting! Christine

internetnut April 22, 2012

This recipe is very quick to make on a busy weeknight. That's what I was looking for and it did not disappoint. I think I would prefer this without the onion soup mix; to me it overwhelmed the cheesy flavor of the macaroni. Thanks for sharing!

Lainey6605 March 31, 2010

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