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One Pot Cheddar BBQ Shells and Beef

One Pot Cheddar BBQ Shells and Beef is an easy one dish meal of ground beef, cheddar cheese, pasta and barbecue sauce that is ready in about 30 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ sauce, ground beef, one dish, pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 603kcal
Author Dee


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups uncooked pasta I used shells
  • 1 cup cooked corn kernels
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup cream or half and half
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large skillet or pot, heat the ground beef until brown, and season with salt and pepper
  • Add the pasta, water, corn and barbecue sauce
  • Cover and cook on high, stirring frequently, until pasta is slightly soft
  • Reduce heat to medium, and stir in the cream and shredded cheese
  • Cook until pasta is soft and cheese is melted
  • Serve immediately, and enjoy!


Calories: 603kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 1251mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 321mg | Iron: 3.9mg