I had a long day at work yesterday and then went for a 4 mile walk. Needless to say, I was really tired. I didn't want to go to a great effort for supper, but I wanted it to be good. I will have to confess that I used the Velveeta yet again. I had a Kraft Shells and Cheese mix and it had a recipe on the back that I embellished with the ingredients I had on hand. Was it particularly nutritious? Nope. Was it off the charts in sodium content? Probably. Was it easy and did it taste good? Most definitely, YES.
1 ounce box Kraft Shells & Cheese
1 lb ground chuck, browned and drained
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 ounces sour cream
1 cup picante sauce ( I like mild Pace)
1 cup grated cheese (your favorite)
Prepare Shells and Cheese according to package directions. Pour into a 13x9 pyrex baking dish. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, and ground beef. Dollop onto the pasta and spread. Cover with picante sauce, then grated cheese. Sprinkle Fritos on top. Bake at 375 for about 15 minutes.
Cook pasta and drain. Add "cheese" and stir together thoroughly.
Combine sour cream, cream cheese, and beef and spread on top: