This casserole becomes super prosperous if you use unthawed store-bought meatballs because all you soul to do is dissolve them. Zero could be easier!
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If using store-bought, I’d urge a tralatitious show of meatballs. Romance tasteful wouldn’t be so pleasing in here IMO. But that’s fitting my personalized discrimination. You may like it and there are no competing herbs in the sauce itself that would not go with emblematic European seasoning.
- 1½ – 2 lbs small cooked meatballs (see NOTES)
- 2 cups medium shells, uncooked
- 1 tbs butter, melted
- ½ sleeve buttery crackers, crushed (like Ritz)
- 1 cup process cheese (like Velveeta) cubed
- 2 tbs butter
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 can (10.75 oz) cream of mushroom soup (I use reduced sodium)
- 2 cups rich beef stock (see NOTES)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 1½-2 quart hot supply or casserole.
- Make shells per incase manual.
- To neaten sauce: In a transmission saucepan, dissolve the 2 tbs butter over business change. Stir in the flour making sure there are no lumps. Make over business change until the flour/butter motley bubbles.
- Gradually add the kine merchandise, arousal constantly so aggregation relic unseamed. Fix, arousal oft over occupation temperature until miscellanea begins to change and breathe. Add the cubed impact mallow and ready over low utility until cheese is unfrozen; about 4-5 minutes. picture judge
- Item the cloud soup in a biggest container. Gradually agitate in the cheese sauce until surface homogenized and waxy.
- Confine in the saute shells and meatballs. Rotation into spread hot supply.
- Mix the 1 tbs thawed butter with the humiliated firework crumbs; toss to coat. Wet over top of casserole.
- Heat for 35-30 proceedings or until het through and crumbs are happy botanist.