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21 Irresistible Stuffed Shells Recipes That Make Dinner Special

FEBRUARY 03, 2023
21 Irresistible Stuffed Shells Recipes That Make Dinner Special
Stuffed shells are the kind of dish that make dinner feel special. It might take a bit of prep time, but it's worth every second of it. After all, who doesn't love a plate full of tender pasta shells filled with all sorts of cheesy goodness? From classic stuffed shells recipes to creative takes on the dish, these 21 recipes are a must-try. Whether you're looking for a classic recipe, a kick of buffalo, or the addition of shrimp, we've got you covered. Dinner doesn't have to be boring - get ready to make stuffed shells that will have everyone coming back for more!
Flavor Mosaic

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells combine the spicy buffalo chicken wing flavor and the creamy, cheesy goodness of melted mozzarella, and salty blue cheese all stuffed into cute convenient pasta shells.
2
749
7
30 min
TOTAL TIME
968
CALORIES
$2.22
PER SERVING
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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells
Mountain Mama Cooks

Stuffed Shells with Meat Sauce

A delicious, easy, weeknight stuffed shells recipe with a spinach-ricotta filling and savory meat sauce.
1
96
6
801
CALORIES
$2.04
PER SERVING
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Stuffed Shells with Meat Sauce
Create Kids Club

Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe

Pasta shells are stuffed with Mexican inspired flavors including ground beef, rotel tomatoes, taco seasoning, and enchilada sauce topped in cheese and baked to perfection.
1
61
35 min
TOTAL TIME
546
CALORIES
$2.99
PER SERVING
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Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe
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Foreign Fork

Easy Stuffed Shells in the Instant Pot

Stuffed Shells are a family favorite in our house, and it’s no secret why! Creamy ricotta, sauteed spinach, gooey mozzarella… all stuffed into pasta. Plus, it’s made in the Instant Pot! This recipe for Easy Stuffed Shells will make your next dinner so much easier.
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3,263
398
39 min
TOTAL TIME
1320
CALORIES
$2.90
PER SERVING
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Easy Stuffed Shells in the Instant Pot
Craving some creativity

Classic Stuffed Shells with Italian Sausage

This easy Italian Sausage Stuffed Shells recipe is down home Italian comfort food. Hearty and thick, this recipe combines creamy ricotta, melty cheeses, Spinach and Italian sausage for a family favorite Italian dinner!
112
394
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
865
CALORIES
$1.72
PER SERVING
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Classic Stuffed Shells with Italian Sausage
Dinner Then Dessert

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells made with ground beef, cheddar, bell peppers and onions with a creamy sauce to drizzle over the shells when they're done.
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318.4k
436.9k
40 min
TOTAL TIME
347
CALORIES
$1.60
PER SERVING
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Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells
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Cooklist AI

Cheesy Chicken Alfredo and Bacon Stuffed Shells

Indulge in these mouth-watering, Cheesy Chicken Alfredo and Bacon Stuffed Shells. Jumbo shell pasta filled with a savory chicken and cheese blend, topped with store-bought alfredo sauce, crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes, and fresh parsley. Quick, simple, and sure to impress your family and friends.
2
35 min
TOTAL TIME
1284
CALORIES
$4.36
PER SERVING
Cheesy Chicken Alfredo and Bacon Stuffed Shells
Directions
8 STEPS
1
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a 9 x 13-inch pan with cooking spray.
2
Cook the jumbo shells pasta according to package instructions until al dente, and then drain.
3
In a large bowl, mix the cooked shredded chicken, ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, dried Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste.
4
Spread 1/3 of the store-bought alfredo sauce into the bottom of the prepared pan.
5
Fill each jumbo shell with the chicken and cheese mixture, and place the shells in a single layer in the pan.
6
Pour the remaining alfredo sauce over the top of the shells and sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese and 3/4 cup parmesan cheese.
7
Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until pasta is bubbly and cheese has started to brown.
8
Sprinkle the cooked crumbled bacon, diced tomatoes, and chopped parsley over the top, and serve.
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Orsara Recipes

Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Shells

Today I am sharing with you a recent idea I've had for a recipe. I thought it would be a great idea to combine two delicious recipes, Sausage and Peppers and Stuffed Shells, and the results were actually amazing! Watch the full video to follow along as I cook this recipe step by step or continue scr...
2
492
318
55 min
TOTAL TIME
1000
CALORIES
$6.14
PER SERVING
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Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Shells
Real Simple

Wild Mushroom 
and Spinach 
Stuffed Shells

This is the kind of dinner that tastes hearty and comforting without feeling heavy. The mushrooms stand in for the ground meat filling often found in some stuffed shell recipes, and with sautéed spinach, they offer a satisfying portion of vegetables. Since cooking times for the pasta shells can vary...
184
1,712
143
40 min
TOTAL TIME
1084
CALORIES
$2.31
PER SERVING
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Wild Mushroom 
and Spinach 
Stuffed Shells
Dinner at the Zoo

Pizza Stuffed Shells

These pizza stuffed shells are pasta shells filled with three kinds of cheese and pepperoni, then baked to perfection in tomato sauce.
8
12,598
563
45 min
TOTAL TIME
763
CALORIES
$1.73
PER SERVING
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Pizza Stuffed Shells
The Cozy Cook

Stuffed Shells

These classic stuffed shells are filled with a creamy 4-cheese blend with Italian seasonings, sautéed garlic, and the optional addition of spinach. This meal is also make-ahead and freezer friendly!
52
133.9k
104.0
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
980
CALORIES
$4.77
PER SERVING
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Stuffed Shells
Like Mother Like Daughter

Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Chicken alfredo stuffed shells are stuffed full of ricotta and shredded chicken all covered in creamy alfredo sauce and cheese! Such a delicious dinner or lunch!
2
89,520
115
45 min
TOTAL TIME
1174
CALORIES
$3.24
PER SERVING
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Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells
I am homesteader

Cheesy Bacon Chicken Stuffed Shells

With ingredients like chicken, cheese, and bacon, you can't go wrong with these Cheesy Bacon Chicken Stuffed Shells.
1
11,406
100,115
40 min
TOTAL TIME
548
CALORIES
$1.58
PER SERVING
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Cheesy Bacon Chicken Stuffed Shells
Sunday Supper Movement

Pulled Pork Stuffed Shells

Ooey, gooey comfort food!! Make these Pulled Pork Stuffed Shells tonight for a deliciously comforting cheesy dinner! #SundaySupper
2
407
3
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
531
CALORIES
$1.73
PER SERVING
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Pulled Pork Stuffed Shells
Bon Appétit

Stuffed Shells with Marinara

Remember: If the shells are perfectly cooked in the first step, they’ll be mushy and flabby after baking. This recipe is from Palizzi Social Club in Philadelphia, PA.
7
1,587
152
710
CALORIES
$2.26
PER SERVING
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Stuffed Shells with Marinara
Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Stuffed Pasta Shells

These Stuffed Pasta Shells are rich and hearty and so easy to make! Jumbo pasta shells filled with creamy ricotta and spinach filling baked with more cheese on top of hearty red sauce.
16
372
5
35 min
TOTAL TIME
911
CALORIES
$1.82
PER SERVING
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Stuffed Pasta Shells
The Gunny Sack

Cheese Stuffed Shells With Alfredo Sauce

Cheese Stuffed Shells with Alfredo Sauce on top is comfort food your family will LOVE. Try serving it with a salad and garlic bread.
1
814
15
50 min
TOTAL TIME
1420
CALORIES
$2.80
PER SERVING
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Cheese Stuffed Shells With Alfredo Sauce
Foodness Gracious

Stuffed Pasta Shells with Cajun Shrimp

All the flavors of Cajun in this cheesy pasta dish, along with juicy shrimp and chunks of andouille sausage! This is comfort food for any night of the week.
3
223
322
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
1102
CALORIES
$4.30
PER SERVING
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Stuffed Pasta Shells with Cajun Shrimp
Jo Cooks

Stuffed Shells

These easy Stuffed Shells are perfect to throw together on a weeknight and impressive enough to serve guests. They're saucy, oh-so-cheesy, and loaded with a ricotta, spinach, and parmesan filling.
104
10,305
125
55 min
TOTAL TIME
696
CALORIES
$2.19
PER SERVING
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Stuffed Shells
Hungry Happens

Roasted Vegetables Stuffed Shells

Make your weeknight dinners extra special with our Roasted Vegetables Stuffed Shells! This cheesy and delicious dish is packed with flavor and ready in just 45 minutes. Surprise your family with this fun and easy twist on classic stuffed shells. They'll be begging for seconds!
1
18
1 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME
856
CALORIES
$3.60
PER SERVING
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Roasted Vegetables Stuffed Shells
Half Baked Harvest

Spicy Pumpkin and Pesto Cheese Stuffed Shells

Perfect for nights when you're craving Italian, but you're also craving fall flavors. Jumbo pasta shells stuffed with a basil pesto and ricotta cheese mixture. Then baked in a spicy pumpkin vodka sauce that's creamy and so delicious!
496
72,550
495
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
1149
CALORIES
$4.35
PER SERVING
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Spicy Pumpkin and Pesto Cheese Stuffed Shells
Cooking Light

Ratatouille-Stuffed Shells

Jumbo stuffed shells are your weeknight answer to homemade lasagna: Instead of endless layers, spoon a single vegetable mixture into each shell, and bake 12 minutes or until the cheese melts. Shells are also easy and fun to serve—you’ll know exactly how many equal a serving. This vegetarian version ...
63
26
40 min
TOTAL TIME
456
CALORIES
$2.89
PER SERVING
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Ratatouille-Stuffed Shells
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