This 20-Minute Pasta Shells With Ground Beef Recipe Is a Grownup Version of a Childhood Favorite by 30Seconds Food

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This 20-Minute Pasta Shells With Ground Beef Recipe Is a Grownup Version of a Childhood Favorite

Most moms had some sort of go-to skillet ground beef and pasta recipe whether it was homemade or from a box. This is a grownup version of that childhood favorite. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 box (16 ounces) small shell pasta, cooked according to package directions for al dente
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef (you could substitute Italian sausage or do a combination)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • chopped fresh basil, for garnish
  • shredded Parmesan cheese, for serving

Here's how to make it:

  1. Brown the ground beef and onion in a skillet, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds. (If using Italian sausage, cook it along with the ground beef.)
  2. Add the white wine and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in the spaghetti sauce, basil and peas. Cover and simmer gently about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the cream and cooked pasta shells. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Heat through. Garnish with chopped basil and serve with Parmesan cheese. 

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This looks absolutely scrumptious. #yum
What an ideal weeknight meal 🙌🏼
I love dinners like this. Comfort food!

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