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Shells and Cheese

Shells and Cheese is a cheesy dinner made only 3 main ingredients! Enjoy this pasta made with evaporated milk, shredded cheddar cheese and pasta shells that is even easier than box macaroni and cheese. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: dinner
Keyword: cheese, Pasta, side
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Amber


  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 16 ounces pasta
  • 4 cups water
  • salt


  • Bring water, evaporated milk and a pinch of salt to a boil in a large skillet or pan.
  • Add pasta and let simmer uncovered until el dente. This should take about 10 minutes but will vary depending on pasta used.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Do not drain the pasta.
  • Serve.