Stuffed Pasta Shells

Stuffed Pasta Shells
4 Reviews
Italian inspired stuffed pasta recipe with flavorful meat filling in pasta shells.
25 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time
6 servings



12 to 16
uncooked dried jumbo pasta shells


1 tablespoon
Land O Lakes® Butter
1/3 cup
chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
1/2 pound
ground mild Italian sausage
1/2 pound
ground turkey
1/8 teaspoon
dried basil leaves
1/8 teaspoon
dried oregano leaves
10 (3/4-ounce) slices
Land O Lakes® Provolone Cheese, cut into thin strips
1 1/2 cups
pasta sauce with mushrooms


  1. Cook shells according to package directions. Drain; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add turkey and sausage. Continue cooking 8-12 minutes or until meat is browned; drain. Add 1 cup cheese, basil and oregano.
  3. Spread 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce on bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking dish. Stuff cooked shells with meat mixture; place, meat-side down, in prepared pan. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over shells..
  4. Reserve remaining 1 cup cheese. Cover pasta with aluminum foil. Bake 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Remove aluminum foil; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Continue baking, uncovered, 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Recipe Tips

- Make Ahead Directions: To freeze in individual servings and microwave later, prepare shells and sauce as directed above. Spoon into 6 small freezer and microwave-safe containers. Cover tightly; freeze up to 3 months. To thaw, place in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight. Keep refrigerated until ready to microwave. To cook, loosely cover microwave container. Microwave on Medium-High (70% power), 4 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

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Recipe Comments and Reviews


the recipe calls for 10 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli Provolone Cheese, cut into thin strips. My question is: this makes over 1 cup of cheese? The recipe says to mix in 1 cup of cheese with the meat mixture and afterward just before cooking the dish to sprinkle remaining cheese on top. I don't see how 10 slices of cheese can do all that. Someone comment and let me know if you made this dish 10 slices of cheese is enough. Thanks


Using our home made spaghetti sauce, this came out great!


All my kids loved it! I substituted pizza sauce with the pasta sauce. It was delicious.


This recipe was very good and super easy to make! It's a great recipe to make when you want something different besides spaghetti. I also added shredded parmesan into the mixture with the meat, it turned out great!


Very popular with family and friends. With the help of a good quality pasta sauce, it's a snap to put together.


this is an excellent pasta dish and i myself should say that it is by far one of the best pasta dishes i have created

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