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Stuffed Pasta Shells

Stuffed Pasta Shells

Italian inspired stuffed pasta recipe with flavorful meat filling in pasta shells.

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25 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time



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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook shells according to package directions. Drain; set aside.

  2. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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.

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Tip #1

- 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.

Nutrition (1 serving)

420 Calories
23 Fat (g)
65 Cholesterol (mg)
970 Sodium (mg)
24 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
29 Protein (g)
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