This casserole is very filling and a favorite with my family.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook shell pasta in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 12 minutes; drain.

  • Heat an oven-safe Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef with the onion soup mix in the pot until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir tomato sauce, whole kernel corn, and cream-style corn into the beef; add drained shell pasta and stir.

  • Transfer Dutch oven to the preheated oven and bake for 23 minutes. Stir casserole, top with cheese, and continue baking until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

If you do not have a dutch oven or an oven safe pot you can transfer the mixture into a 13 x9-inch baking dish.

Nutrition Facts

609 calories; protein 31.4g; carbohydrates 85.3g; fat 18.2g; cholesterol 67.1mg; sodium 1285.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2017
I don't typically alter recipes but after reading some of the reviews and quickly taste testing, I thought I should. It didn't have much flavor. I followed the recipe but then added a little pepper, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and sour cream to taste. I also don't have a Dutch oven so I just used my stovetop and transferred to a baking dish for the oven. Turned out very good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/20/2015
Needs a lot of changes to make it memorable recipe as shown is very bland. Kind of like a Hamburger Helper dish. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2017
I don't typically alter recipes but after reading some of the reviews and quickly taste testing, I thought I should. It didn't have much flavor. I followed the recipe but then added a little pepper, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and sour cream to taste. I also don't have a Dutch oven so I just used my stovetop and transferred to a baking dish for the oven. Turned out very good! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2016
I couldn't find any dry onion soup mix so I used onion gravy. The tomato sauce comes in 8 oz. cans. I also browned a white onion with the beef AND drained the beef and onions. I did not put all the shells in the casserole as it seemed like it would be too much. Yummy! Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
12/20/2015
Needs a lot of changes to make it memorable recipe as shown is very bland. Kind of like a Hamburger Helper dish. Read More
(1)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2015
This was very good. I made it exactly the way the recipe is listed except I used cavatapi pasta. Yummy!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2017
This is a big hit with my friends and roommates its even better when you ad a package of powdered ranch to the recipe! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2019
Inexpensive filling and makes a lot. Unfortunately the flavor is nothing special. Good enough recipe when you need something in quantity fast. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2016
It was pretty good and I liked how easy and fast it was. Good weekday meal. I did use corn with peppers in it instead of plain corn. I may use less a Tablespoon less of onion mix next time and add another 1.2c of cheese. This may also be good topped with sourcream. Definitely a good recipe to play with. Thx! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2018
I make this sometimes and I just added sour cream to table spoons of it and it was amazing! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2018
Taking a cue from other reviewers I used spaghetti sauce (an ample amount) instead of tomato sauce. Overall a pretty tasty dish. Read More
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