Beef and Shells

Prep Time: 10 minutes   |   Cook Time: 20 minutes   |   Total Time: 30 minutes   |   Servings: 6 servings


8 ounces medium pasta shells

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound ground beef

1 small sweet onion diced

5 cloves garlic minced

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup beef stock

1 (15oz can) marinara sauce

3/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup sour cream

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese freshly grated


Cook pasta according to package instructions in a large pot of boiling salted water and drain well.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, breaking it with a wooden spoon. Drain excess fat and set aside.

To the same skillet, add diced onion, and cook for 2minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Whisk in flour until lightly browned, for about 1 minute.

Gradually whisk in beef stock and stir to combine. Add marinara sauce and stir in Italian seasoning, dried parsley, oregano, and paprika.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced and slightly thickened, about 6-8 minutes.

Stir in cooked pasta, add back beef.

Stir in heavy cream until heated through, about 1-2 minutes. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.

Stir in sour cream.

Stir in cheddar cheese until melted, about 1-2 minutes.

Serve immediately, garnish with parsley if desired.

Calories 480 kcal