Cheesy Beef Stuffed Pasta Shells

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 45 minutes
  • 4 servings

Ground beef and pasta shells go together just perfect in this dish. Other than that, it has loads of delicious ingredients. Think garlic, provolone, and a homemade bechamel sauce that brings together all the ingredients in a dish perfect for cold winter days.

Ingredients Needed for Cheesy Beef Stuffed Pasta Shells

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon red peppercorns, crushed
salt
pepper
3.5 ounces of provolone, diced
fresh parsley
1 ounce butter
¼ cup flour
½ cup milk
14 ounces of cooked pasta shells
½ cup parmesan, shredded

How to Cook Cheesy Beef Stuffed Pasta Shells

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the ground beef, onion, and garlic.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, and red peppercorns. Cook the meat until well browned.
  4. Add the diced provolone and parsley. Cook for 8 minutes.
  5. Next, heat a saucepan over medium-low heat, add the butter and melt it.
  6. Add the flour and whisk vigorously until you obtain a pale-yellow colored mixture.
  7. Pour the milk and whisk to incorporate it into the mixture. When it becomes smooth, season with salt and pepper.
  8. Fill the cooked pasta shells with the ground beef.
  9. Add the pasta shells in a baking dish and drizzle with the bechamel sauce. Add the shredded parmesan on top!
  10. Slide the dish into the oven for the next 20 minutes at 360 degrees F/180 degrees C.

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