Cheesy Italian Shells and Peas

Add a colorful touch to Hamburger Helper for cheesy Italian Shells with the addition of Green Giant Steamers frozen sweet peas. A few chopped tomatoes, added after cooking, make it even more colorful.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 5


lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
box Betty Crocker™ Hamburger Helper™ mix for cheesy Italian Shells
1 3/4
cups milk
1 1/3
cups hot water
cup Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen sweet peas

  • 1 Brown ground beef in 10-inch skillet; drain.
  • 2 Stir in uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper box), milk and hot water. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; stir in peas. Cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  • 3 Remove from heat (sauce will thicken as it stands).

Expert Tips

Stir in 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatoes once you’ve removed skillet from heat.

Garnish with Parmesan cheese and/or chopped fresh parsley.