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Pasta shells

About the ingredient pasta shells. Including 75 recipes with pasta shells, nutrition data, and where to find it.

 

What are pasta shells?

Pasta in the shape of seashells, commonly known as "seashells", the name derives from the Italian word for seashell (conchiglia).

shell pasta

It is usually sold in the plain durum wheat variety, and also in colored varieties which utilize natural pigments, such as tomato extract, squid ink or spinach extract.

The shell shape of the pasta is good at catching the sauce. It is one of the most popular pasta types in the UK.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup elbow shaped (140g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 221Calories from Fat 11
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.3g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 43.2g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Sugars 0.8
Protein 8.1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Pasta shells are usually found in the pasta section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Pasta shells are a member of the Cereal Grains and Pasta US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much do pasta shells weigh?

Amount Weight
1 cup elbow shaped 140 grams
1 cup spiral shaped 134 grams
1 cup small shells 115 grams

Cereal Grains and Pasta

In Chinese:意大利面壳
British (UK) term:
en français:coquillettes
en español:conchas de pasta

Recipes using pasta shells

There are 75 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Pasta Shells with Salmon, Tomatoes and Toasted Bread Crumbs
Pasta Shells with Salmon, Tomatoes & Toasted Bread Crumbs
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This easy and simple recipe also came out delicious. Lemon juice added a touch of refreshing taste, and the overall flavour was well balanced. Giving this dish a five star.

Fresh California Tomato Summer Soup
Fresh California Tomato Summer Soup
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Fresh California Tomato Summer Soup recipe

Spinach Stuffed Shells
Spinach Stuffed Shells
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Cheesy, juicy, tasty and delicious. We used all ricotta cheese, put most of the mozzarella cheese into the filling ingredients, which we really enjoyed.

Marinated Pasta Salad
Marinated Pasta Salad
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This delicious and refreshing pasta salad is easy to put together, and it's best served after being chilled, perfect on a hot summer day!

Hearty Vegetarian Minestrone
Hearty Vegetarian Minestrone
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A hearty vegetarian version of my favorite soup. It's easy to make it vegetarian by using roasted vegetable stock instead of beef stock. By adding a leftover parmesan rind (I save them in the freezer for this soup) it adds extra flavor. (optional)

Stuffed Pasta Shells
Stuffed Pasta Shells
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This scrumptious dish has pasta shells stuffed with spinach and ricotta and mozzarella cheese.

Creamy Seafood Pasta Salad
Creamy Seafood Pasta Salad
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A creamy and scrumptious pasta salad made with bell peppers, pasta shells and a delicious seafood mix.

Asparagus Chicken Pasta with Parmesan
Asparagus Chicken Pasta with Parmesan
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This easy and delicious dish is an excellent candidate for a busy weeknight meal. It doesn't take long to make, and it's well balanced on both flavour and nutrition.

Skillet Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli and Mushrooms
Skillet Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli & Mushrooms
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Cheesy and creamy mac 'n cheese with the added texture and flavor of mushrooms and broccoli, all in one skillet for easy cleanup. Using a skillet keeps it quicker than a slow baked version as well.

Mix and Match Casserole
Mix & Match Casserole
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An easy yet delicious recipe. I followed the recipe, and used whatever I had on hand. Then just mixed them up, and baked in the oven until the cheese was nicely browned. I let the casserole rest for about 10 minutes, then served it. Overall a great dish.

Fresh Tomato-Vegetable Soup
Fresh Tomato-Vegetable Soup
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A very tasty and light soup, and also packed with goodness. It certainly helped me use up some of the garden-fresh tomatoes that tasted amazing, and it warmed me up instantly, an ideal soup for fall.

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Hearty Minestrone Soup
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Hearty Minestrone Soup recipe

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Mix n' Match Easy Pasta Salad
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An easy pasta salad that uses the fresh veggies you have on hand and some Italian dressing so you can put it together quickly, we love quick and easy recipes.

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