Beef-Stuffed Shells Recipe
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Beef-Stuffed Shells Recipe

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To assemble this easy casserole, Candace fills jumbo pasta shells with her beef mixture, then tops them off with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese. Add a green salad and breadsticks for a made-in-moments meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 20 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 portion Ground Beef Mix, thawed
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups (6 to 8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. Cook pasta shells according to package directions; drain.
  2. Spread about 1 cup of spaghetti sauce in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  3. Fill shells with beef mix; place in pan. Top with the remaining spaghetti sauce. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Beef-Stuffed Shells in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p52

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"I add sweet italian sausage and shrimp I have cut up with my ground beef. I also add diced onions as well. You just have to make your own combinations of what you want to put into the shell. Mines turns out great every time ."

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"I agree with the individual that stated they were sorry they wasted ingredients. I have been cooking for over 20 years and I have never had any trouble with a recipe. However that was until I tried this one, family hated it, the meat mixture tasted horrible and it took approximately an additional hour to cook the meat thoroughly, a far cry from the 30 min bake time stated"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"my whole family loved this. the same size is great for young ones."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"Family loved it!"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

these are the recipes you make with it!!"

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