This is a family favorite and is great for family gatherings and pot-lucks. This dish can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated 1 to 2 days before baking. It may not look too appetizing during the preparation stage, but the end result is scrumptious.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente.

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef and onion until beef is no longer pink. Drain grease, and stir in the chili, cream of mushroom soup, evaporated milk, mushrooms and black olives. Mix in 3/4 of the Cheddar cheese and the cooked shell pasta. Transfer the mixture to a 9x13 inch baking dish, and sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.

  • Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until the top is browned and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

690 calories; protein 35.8g; carbohydrates 34.7g; fat 45.8g; cholesterol 129.3mg; sodium 1169.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2002
this is the best casserole you can make.My family wants it on a daily basis now you have got to give it a try only once and you will be hooked on it yourself for the rest of your life!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2003
This dish was okay but nothing spectacular. It was easy to make but a little bland. I used chili with tabasco sauce added but it still needed a little bit of spice. I think an hour would have burned this dish in my oven. After about 35 minutes this dish was golden brown and bubbling. I'm going to try it again and add some cayenne pepper and garlic or something. Maybe some more vegetables to add a little crunch. Read More
(6)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2003
This dish was okay but nothing spectacular. It was easy to make but a little bland. I used chili with tabasco sauce added but it still needed a little bit of spice. I think an hour would have burned this dish in my oven. After about 35 minutes this dish was golden brown and bubbling. I'm going to try it again and add some cayenne pepper and garlic or something. Maybe some more vegetables to add a little crunch. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2002
this is the best casserole you can make.My family wants it on a daily basis now you have got to give it a try only once and you will be hooked on it yourself for the rest of your life!!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/30/2005
Sorry but we did not care for this. My 9 year old son said it had a funny taste and would not finish his. My husband and I thought it tasted like canned chili (we used Wolf Brand). I don't know why this was rated so high. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2003
Would love to give it more stars. Very easy to prepare and the taste is great. I would add just a little pepper but that's about it. Really liked it. Served it with the mayonaise biscuits from this site for a fantastic meal. Thanks. Myrna Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/10/2002
My dh enjoyed this casserole but I personally didn't like it. Too many different ingredients that in my opinion didn't taste well together. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/08/2003
This didn't have much taste Husband and I didn't care for it. We had to add ranch dressing for extra flavour. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/12/2004
kids liked it...not sure i will make again.. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2002
I added some hot sauce and my family really enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
This is a huge hit!!!!!! Read More
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