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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


  • 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)


  • 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.