Cheesy Beef & Broccoli Shells

Day 38 of my #PantryChallenge

Quick and easy dinner tonight. Cheesy Beef & Broccoli Shells! It would have been leagues better if I’d had whole milk and fresh broccoli on hand, but what can ya do. It’s really easy, inexpensive and kids love it! Definitely one of my favorite weeknight meals.

1 lb Ground Beef

1 cup Frozen Broccoli

8 oz Small Pasta Shells

2 Tablespoons Butter

3 Tablespoons Powdered Milk

2 cups Water

½ teaspoon Garlic Powder

½ teaspoon Onion Powder

½ teaspoon Smoked Paprika

2 cups Cheddar Cheese

Salt and Pepper to taste

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown the beef. Drain the excess fat and reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the broccoli, butter and seasonings to the skillet and stir until well incorporated.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the powdered milk and water. Stir in the milk and cover.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a pot of liberally salted water to a boil and add the pasta, cooking until almost al dente; about 7 minutes. Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet along with the cheese. Stir until the cheese is fully melted, then cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the pasta is fully al dente.
  4. Enjoy!

Looking for a side dish? Try one of these recipes!

Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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