Shell-Roni Recipe -
Shell-Roni Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins


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"This is a pasta casserole with sort of a southwestern flavor. This is also good with canned tomatoes with green chilies, or added red pepper and garlic."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Place ground beef, bacon and onion in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and place in a large saucepan along with tomatoes, soup, milk and 1/2 cup cheese. Cook, stirring, until it comes to a low boil.
  3. Stir in pasta, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until pasta is tender, stirring often to prevent sticking.
  4. Transfer to a 9x9 inch baking dish and sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 26, 2008

Better than I thought it was going to be. I used canned diced tomatoes, added garlic seasoning, ground pepper, chicken boulion, and seasoning salt to give it some more flavor. I also didn't realize I ran out of milk so I used half and half. Nice and fatty, but good! Will make again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 03, 2006

This recipe is just a little bland, I did however add a few spices to it, but it still seems to be missing something. I made a couple little changes - I didn't have any canned whole tomatoes so I used a can of diced instead and also I used the pre-crumbled bacon that you get from Costco. I did cook the pasta seperately first, too, and that saved a ton of time, so I definitely recommend that to anyone making this in the future. The spices I added, just for reference, were some crushed red peppers, regular pepper, and a bit of garlic salt. Oh and some minced garlic too. I think I would make it again because it's definitely quick and easy but I'll change something next time. Hopefully this helps anyone else that's interested in this recipe!

Jun 18, 2008

I made this for my family last night, substituting sausage for bacon, and salsa for the tomatoes. To the sauce I added some freshly ground pepper and some chili powder. Not bland at all, a very quick and simple dish, and very filling.

Feb 18, 2009

This recipe turned out pretty good and my small children liked it. I did change a few things to make it more flavorful and a bit more healthy. I used about three pieces of bacon, cooked in the pan first then taken out so I could wipe out the pan and brown the beef, onion and about a 1/2 tablespoon of minced garlic. This cut down on some of the fat transfer to the beef. I then added everything to the large sauce pan and used the Healthy Requests Cream Of Mushroom soup and 2% milk. I also used a cheddar jack combo for the cheese because that's what I had on hand. At this point I added some kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. I used Barilla Plus elbow macaroni noodles, they are multigrain and have protein and omega 3's. They did take a long time to cook in the sauce pan, but I think that it probably made the noodles more flavorful than cooking them in water first. Overall, it was a success even with my picky 2 and 4 year old.

Jan 29, 2007

My whole family loved this! The only change I made was I omitted the bacon.

Jan 12, 2011

I changed several things. I did not use bacon at all. I browned 2lb lean ground beef and onion with Southwest seasonings from Vita Mix, 1.5tbs. Drained the meat. I then added 14oz of crushed fire roasted tomatoes, 18oz skim milk and 1/2 cup sharp shredded cheddar. I let it boil and added 6oz shell pasta. It would have been much better to make the pasta separately and I will next time. Once pasta was soft, I put it into the dish and sprinkled with a cup of sharp cheese. I baked it for 10 min and it really was tasty. I hope you enjoy. My picky guys told me it was good, and they are harsh critics :)

Nov 30, 2010

Delicious! Great for Fall nights :) Great way to feed kids and a group of guys.

Oct 25, 2008

Pretty tasty I thought. I added lots of salt and pepper and Minced Garlic. Instead of baking I just put the cheese on top at the end and then used a lid to cover , let it sit for 10 minutes and perfectly melted cheese. Savfed me a dish to wash and I didn;t have to have the oven on. Good with a Salad on the side.


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  • Calories
  • 448 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 24.2 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 26.9 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 684 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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