Skillet Beef and Shells

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Very simple, uncomplicated, and some would call plain. My kids like this.

Top Review by AuntWoofieWoof

This is very good!!! The only change I made was that I used elbow macaroni and cooked it before adding it to the meat mixture. I usually do that with any pasta dish I make (even Hamburger Helper). That takes the starch out of the pasta, making the dish taste better. I found that when I put the pasta in the meat mixture before cooking it, the starch in the pasta affects the flavor of the meat mixture and the dish as a whole. Plus, I found that the miat mixture thickens before the pasta can get fully cooked. The pasta comes out kind of gummy. In my opinion, cooking the pasta first prevents that. Since I cooked the pasta first, I didn't need to add as much water as the recipe calls for. I don't think it needs anything else. But then, I can't eat food that is very spicy so this fit in just right. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for a great recipe NurseDi/ :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beef, onion, and garlic in skillet until browned.
  2. Drain off fat.
  3. Add soup, water,salt, and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Heat to a boil.
  5. Stir in pasta.
  6. Cover and cook over low heat 20 minutes or until done.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese.

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