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Super Easy and Super Cheesy Pasta Shells Recipe

Updated on October 18, 2017
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Super Easy and Super Cheesy Pasta Shells Using Mueller's Brand Pasta

Meals Under $5 - Super Easy and Super Cheesy Pasta Shells Recipe

Pasta shells that are cheesy might be a dish that the kids will love to eat. You will love the cheesy pasta shells as well. Here is a super easy and super cheesy pasta shells recipe. To start, I recommend Mueller’s brand pasta that I really like a lot. Mueller’s brand pasta has a nice and authentic taste to it. It really is the brand of pasta that I recommend most for preparing this dish. A great tasting pasta will be essential. If you choose to use Mueller’s large sea shell pasta like I do, then simply cook the box of sea shell pasta according to the directions on the box. You will be boiling the sea shell pasta in salted water for approximately twelve minutes.

Easy and cheesy pasta shells

Mueller's pasta

Pasta shells boiling in water

Walmart's Great Value brand sharp cheddar cheese block

While the pasta is boiling, you can take a brand of sharp cheddar cheese such as the Great Value brand sharp cheddar cheese from Walmart and cut or crumble the block of cheese into many small pieces.

Turn off the stove once the pasta has been fully cooked and then drain the pasta in a colander. Add the pasta back to the pot and then add the cheese pieces to the pot of pasta, as illustrated in the photograph. There is no need to turn the stove on again. The cheddar cheese pieces will readily melt on the hot pasta. Stir the cheesy pasta shells well and to them you can add some drizzled oil, a dash of salt, one teaspoon of garlic powder, one teaspoon of crushed red pepper and a generous sprinkling of grated parmesan cheese. Continue stirring for a short while and then place portions of the cheesy pasta onto plates and serve.

Oil and spices

Cheesy pasta shells prepared with melted cheddar cheese

That’s really it. That’s all there is to it. This simple, few ingredients meal is so economical, so time saving, so filling and so delicious that you will look forward to cooking it again and again! The block of cheese can be purchased for approximately $2 or even less and while it can sometimes cost over $1.49 per box, I have on occasion purchased the box of Mueller’s pasta shells for as little as 50 cents to 88 cents per box after sale price and manufacturer’s coupon. This cheesy pasta shells meal is easily costing under $1 per serving. The pot of pasta shells can also yield up to eight servings or even more if you serve smaller portion sizes. Enjoy!

Cheesy pasta with spices and grated parmesan cheese added

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      peachy 8 weeks ago from Home Sweet Home

      sure is easy , thanks, I need to buy the seasoning stuff