"This is a simple and quick dish and tastes great the next day. Might be good for picky eaters because it does not have a strong taste, but a subtle one. To reheat, add a large tablespoon of milk and microwave." — Amy
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1 (10.75 ounce) can
condensed tomato soup
salt to taste
I make this differently...in my family we call this "Sopa Seca" which means "Dry Soup". I use the medium sized shell noodles, margarine, tomato sauce, water and cheddar cheese. You melt some margarine or butter in a skillet, when it's hot you add the dry uncooked shell noodles and brown them a bit. Then you add one can of tomato sauce to it. Add water until the noodles are covered. Cover the skillet and simmer, stirring occassionally and adding water when/if necessary. Once the noodles are cooked, turn the stove off, cover the noodles with cheddar cheese, put the lid back on to melt the cheese then serve. It is not soupy, it is not dry. It does have a good semi strong tomato taste because the pasta absorbs the tomato sauce/water mixture, but we like it a lot.
A little bit different taste. Made it with cheddar instead of American. The picky husband devoured it, which was a plus!
this is a simple comfort dish. used to have to make back in the day when grocery money ran low. not a gourmet dish, nor is it something to eat often, but still straight up good comfort food. thanks for the post amy!
I used a little over half of a cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese instead of the american cheese as I do not buy that cheese. I used Healthy Request tomato soup and I added a little fresh ground pepper. Even so, huge hit with the kiddos and I loved it because it was an easy lunch for the boys both to prepare and to clean up! Thank goodness for tomato soup and whole wheat pasta!
Great for a busy day. The first time I had to make a few small changes - I was out of shells or macaroni so I used the pasta out of 3 boxes of mac'n'cheese. I also used the powdered cheese mix and combined it with the tomato soup. The second time I made it I followed the directions exactly. It was even better! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I ended up with my grandbabies on a week day night and was wondering what I was going to fix for lunch since I hadn't been to the store and didn't have much in the house that they liked. I made this and they loved it. It was fast and easy and better than taking them out for fast food. I did add a few other spices but I usually do that with most recipes that I find here on AR to our preference. As far as most kids I know they prefer simpler recipes to the more refined taste of adults. Thanks for the post!
Made this recipe tonight...not impressed. Husband didn't like it, I didn't like it. Not planning to make this one again.
Did not enjoy. If your kids like SpaghettiOs, they might enjoy the flavor of this recipe, I didn't care for it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grandma's Easy Shells
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 125
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