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Cheesy Pasta With Bell Peppers

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings


  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 (12-oz.) package VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinner
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Cook first 3 ingredients in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat, 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add ground beef, and cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain and set aside.

  2. Bring 1 1/2 cups chicken broth to a boil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat; stir in shell macaroni, and return to a boil. Cook, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until shells are tender, stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir in beef mixture, cheese sauce from packet, basil, pepper, and remaining 1/2 cup chicken broth. Serve immediately.