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Beef Stuffed Shells

Beef Stuffed Shells

Beef stuffed inside large pasta shells topped with gooey cheese then baked to perfection. Make-ahead and it's freezer friendly.













Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


1 pound ground beef
1 large onions
1 clove garlic
chopped, to taste
8 ounces mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 large eggs
salt and black pepper
to taste
parsley leaves
to taste
to taste
6 ounces pasta shells, jumbo
about 18 shells, or more as needed depending on size of shells
16 ounces spaghetti sauce
one jar
1/2 cup parmesan, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, grated


Heat a skillet over medium heat.

Add the mince (ground beef), onion and garlic.

Cook until the beef is browned and onions are softened and beginning to turn translucent.

Drain any accumulated fat and cool.

Cook shells in boiling water according to package directions (about 10 minutes), drain and rinse with cool water.

In a bowl, mix the meat mixture with mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, egg and seasonings.

Line the bottom of a baking dish with about ¼ of the spaghetti sauce.

Stuff the shells with the meat mixture and place in dish on top of sauce.

Pour remaining sauce over the stuffed shells and sprinkle with the grated Parmesan cheese.

Cover with foil and bake at 375℉ (190℃) F for 20 to 25 minutes.

Freezing instructions:

I have frozen this dish several times with success.

Use the foil pans for this or put foil in your baking dish before the sauce and assembling shells.

You can cook the shells then cool and freeze; thaw and reheat at 350℉ (180℃) F until heated through.

You can also freeze the stuffed shells before cooking, then thaw and cook as directed.

The only thing I have noticed when freezing is that you may need to add more sauce over the top.


* not incl. in nutrient facts



over 4 years

Made this for supper tonight exactly as posted - very yummy....will be something I make often.


about 10 years

I made this recipe for dinner and oh oh oh it was good. I did have to make one adjustment though, I didn't have mozarella on hand so I used regular cheddar on the inside and provolone on the top and it came out super. thumbs up for the dish maker....

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 246g (8.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 46350% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 39%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 523mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
Sugars g
Protein 69g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 45% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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