HAMBURGER ‘N SHELLS ITALIA

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Hamburger ‘N Shells Italia is a great casserole that is perfect any night of the week.

Italian Hamburger and Shells - The Southern Lady Cooks

This is a casserole your family will enjoy over and over again.  Just add a salad and bread and you have a meal. Easy dishes like this are perfect for a busy night. You can throw this together and get on with your evening. If you love hamburger dishes, check out these ten!

Hamburger and Shells Italia Ingredients

2 cups medium sized pasta shells, uncooked

1 pound hamburger

1 small onion, chopped or 1 cup

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning (could use Oregano, too)

1 teaspoon salt

2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

1 (13.25 ounce) can mushroom stems and pieces, drained

2 cups small curd cottage cheese   (can use ricotta)

2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (can use cheese of your choice)

Hamburger and Shells Italia Instructions:

Cook the pasta shells according to package directions to the al dente stage, drain and set aside.  In a skillet brown the hamburger and onion, add pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and mushrooms.   Drain hamburger.  Add the shells to the hamburger mixture along with the tomato sauce.  Spray a 2 quart casserole dish.  Spread a layer of the hamburger in the bottom of the dish.  Spread a cup of the cottage cheese over the hamburger followed by a cup of the shredded cheese.  Add a second layer ending with cheese on top.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven about 35 to 40 minutes until bubbly.  Makes about 8 to 10 servings.  Enjoy!

This is a great comfort food.  We love this recipe.

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Hamburger Supreme Casserole.
 
 
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Hamburger 'N Shells Italia

This casserole is great any night of the week.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hamburger Shells Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 cups medium sized pasta shells uncooked
  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 1 small onion chopped or 1 cup
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning could use Oregano, too
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 1 13.25 ounce can mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 2 cups small curd cottage cheese or ricotta
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded (can use cheese of your choice)

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta shells according to package directions to the al dente stage, drain and set aside. In a skillet brown the hamburger and onion, add pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and mushrooms. Drain hamburger. Add the shells to the hamburger mixture along with the tomato sauce.
  • Spray a 2 quart casserole dish. Spread a layer of the hamburger in the bottom of the dish. Spread a cup of the cottage cheese over the hamburger followed by a cup of the shredded cheese. Add a second layer ending with cheese on top. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven about 35 to 40 minutes until bubbly.

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