Grandma's Easy Shells

Grandma's Easy Shells


"This is a simple and quick dish and tastes great the next day. Might be good for picky eaters because it does not have a strong taste, but a subtle one. To reheat, add a large tablespoon of milk and microwave."


25 m servings 436 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 436 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 61.6g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 18.4 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 954 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm condensed soup. Do not dilute soup. Add cheese and stir until melted and thoroughly mixed. Stir in salt.
  3. Add seashell pasta to cheese mixture and stir until evenly coated; serve immediately.
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  1. 33 Ratings


I make this my family we call this "Sopa Seca" which means "Dry Soup". I use the medium sized shell noodles, margarine, tomato sauce, water and cheddar cheese. You melt some ...

this is a simple comfort dish. used to have to make back in the day when grocery money ran low. not a gourmet dish, nor is it something to eat often, but still straight up good comfort food. ...

A little bit different taste. Made it with cheddar instead of American. The picky husband devoured it, which was a plus!

I used a little over half of a cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese instead of the american cheese as I do not buy that cheese. I used Healthy Request tomato soup and I added a little fresh grou...

Great for a busy day. The first time I had to make a few small changes - I was out of shells or macaroni so I used the pasta out of 3 boxes of mac'n'cheese. I also used the powdered cheese mix a...

I ended up with my grandbabies on a week day night and was wondering what I was going to fix for lunch since I hadn't been to the store and didn't have much in the house that they liked. I made...

Made this recipe tonight...not impressed. Husband didn't like it, I didn't like it. Not planning to make this one again.

Did not enjoy. If your kids like SpaghettiOs, they might enjoy the flavor of this recipe, I didn't care for it.

This was good and easy as heck to make. I used cheddar jack shredded cheese plus one slice of american and then I added garlic, salt, and pepper. Finally to serve I lightly sprinkled some shredd...