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Hamburger and Shells Casserole

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This hearty beef and pasta casserole uses a secret pantry ingredient for extra flavor.


  • nonstick cooking spray (for pan and cooking beef)
  • 1 box medium pasta shells (16 oz. per box)
  • salt (for boiling pasta)
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 3/4 tsp. salt (for beef)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 cans condensed tomato soup (10.75 oz. per can)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
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    Calories200Calories from Fat80
    Total Fat9g14%
    Saturated Fat4.5g23%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat80
    Total Carbohydrate10g3%
    Dietary Fiber<1g3%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Yummly User 5 months ago
    After reading the reviews I made some changes to the recipe’s seasonings. We loved this family dinner. I added 1t garlic powder,1t onion powder, 1/2t Italian seasoning and 1/2t sugar. Salt and pepper to taste.
    Yummly User 7 months ago
    It could use a little more sauce, it turned out dry. The flavor was a little bland, but not terrible.
    Yummly User 9 months ago
    It was ok - my kids didn’t touch it ! But I thought it tasted ok - the tomato is a bit overwhelming
    Yummly User a year ago
    This is the second time we've made this. The first time around my wife and I weren't too impressed, but the kids really liked it. This second time around I wanted to add more flavor. I diced half of a large onion and minced 3 cloves of garlic and sauteed those for a couple minutes before adding the meat. I also added some dried basil, oregano, and red pepper to the meat. It came out much more flavorful and was still a hit with the kids, plus my wife and I enjoyed it more as well.
    Yummly User a year ago
    It's good but I think I used too much tomato soup. It's hard to taste much other than the tomato. Still, I recommend the recipe just careful with the soup.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Pretty good, easy to make. Would add taco seasoning to the tomato sauce to add more kick to it.
    Yummly User a year ago
    It was dry when I made it but I possibly made it incorrectly. If anyone has any tips or suggestions to fix this lmk!
    Yummly User a year ago
    it tastes like if mostaccoli and spagetti oh's had a baby, in a good way.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Good! Needed a little more seasoning though. It was a little bland as is.
    Yummly User a year ago
    it was so good i ate the whole thing
    Yummly User a year ago
    Splendid, will definitely make it again.
    Yummly User a year ago
    very good but i think i will use 3 cans of tomato soup
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Add a little worchestershire, 1/2 TBSP dried onion, 1 TBSP dried tomato bulllion, and about a tsp of yellow mustard. Definitely needs more seasoning than what’s listed.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Flavorless... flavorless. Bears repeating because the app doesn’t allow me to keep my review to just one word.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    It was very tasty. I added some cajun spice to add some flavour
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Really good dish and very easy to make! I used a cup of mozzarella and a cup of cheddar instead of a half cup. It did however get kind of dry overnight in the fridge though, but it was still edible.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Very good. The family liked it, especially the kiddos. Served with broccoli which complimented well.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Right before I put it in the oven, I added a can of corn, mixed it up and then put the cheese on top. While family loved it.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Came out pretty good. I had to substitute Penne pasta as no shells were available. very nice and easy to make. Worth making again.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Will definitely make it again.. so simple and a hit for the kiddos..
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Simple, but good. Everyone ate some. Next time I’ll cook the noodles and then add the meat to the Dutch oven to bake.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    turned out well, but I added monterrey jack cheese to intensity the flavor. Overall really good. My kids are picky eaters and they enjoyed this dish.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    i did everything but still didnt really have a taste but something different fun to make
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Really awesome! My toddler ate it up.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    super good but basically spaghetti casserole, not cheeseburger mac like i expected. really good though.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    quick and easy! couldn't sllep so at 3am i put it together for hubby to take with him to lunch. the smell of it baking woke him up.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Great, quick and easy dish! I added a bit of cayenne pepper, oregano, and cumin.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    kids liked it and so easy
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    turned out very well! nice and quick dinner and very hearty meal
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Amazing how such little ingredients can make a really tasty and quick meal in large portion! Highly recommend this for dinner when you’re in a pinch.