Pierogi Pasta Shells Recipe
- 51 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
- 3 packages (24 ounces each) refrigerated mashed potatoes
- 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions
- 1. Cook pasta shells according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Place mashed potatoes in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes, stirring once. Add the minced onion, onion powder and garlic powder. Stir in 2 cups of cheese until blended.
- 2. Stuff into shells. Place in two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Sprinkle with green onions and remaining cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 17 servings.
1 serving (3 each) equals 270 calories, 11 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein.
Reviews for Pierogi Pasta Shells
"I made my own mashed potatoes. They might have been a little denser, but worked fine. I added butter and milk. I used a Pampered Chef med. scoop to fill them and it worked great. The perfect size. I just squished them a little when done. I melted a little butter and garlic and spread that on the bottom of the dish instead of greasing it. I then covered the dish and put them in the oven at a lower temperature 250 degrees, then lowered it just to keep them warm, as I didn't know what time the family was getting home. I didn't uncover it at all as I figured that was what was drying them out. They were good, everyone liked them. Not dry at all. Next time I would add more seasoning, as I like a stronger flavor. Oh, my husband said they looked like slugs. ;) but very tasty ones. :)"
"I am planning on trying these with our July fourth celebration. I'm going to try pouring cream of mushroom soup in to help keep the pasta from drying out!"
"very good...just did not reheat well for me"
"My husband and I thought these were very good. We used instant garlic mashed potatoes and melted cheddar in with them. I then thinly sliced an onion and sauted in butter poured over the top and baked as directed...my only complaint is the shells were dry...is there any way to reheat these without them drying out?"
"This is a family favorite."
"A good recipe that the whole family enjoys!"
"I have mad ethis many times, but I use fried up onions and garlic and add them to the potato mix. Stuff them set aside, Brown up another onion, and gently stir them with the stuffed shells. I cover and bake for 20 minutes."
"I cheated and substitute the spices for Bob Evan's Garlic Mash Potatoes. I found it the easiest to fill the shells by placing the potato mix into a Ziplock back, snipping a corner, and piping it into them."
"Loved this recipe. I added fresh chopped broccoli. Best friend is vegetarian and she really liked it too"
"What a great dish! This is great and easy Recipe that you can make for a huge family or a small family. My daughter is 7 and even she enjoyed these and shes very picky. Would defin make again and again."
"I've made this dish and my family just loves it."
"I also am a widow ,however I live with my daughter and her family. Sometimes I'm cooking for one and sometimes for seven! This recipe is so easy for one. Boil a few shells, mix up some instant mashed potatoes, or microwave some fresh potatoes. Then just jazz those potatoes up. You can add ham, bacon, sauerkraut, green onion, peas, the possibilities are ENDLESS!"
"These shells are wonderful. I made them for a work party last year and now every time their is a party everyone lines up and grabs them. My dish is usually the first to be emptied and I always make a double batch. Thank you very much for the wonderful quick and easy dish."
"This was soooo good! I served it with sour cream on the side and it was excellent. I also used smoked cheddar because I had it in the fridge and I really liked the taste. Might try adding bacon next time but I intend to make this again!"
"This recipe sounds great. Will definitely be trying it out. Sometimes making perogies by stratch is a little too much work."
"I LOVED THIS RECIPE. My husband isn't a big pasta fan but he ate half of the pan. I used the instant potato's in this recipe. I used the stuffed potato flavor and added a little sour cream, cheese and bacon crumbles on top. YUMMY. Thank so very much for this recipe. I will use it all the time. It is even good warmed up."
"my family loves these!"
"Angelkiss405, This does not sound like an angel talking. She is being considerate of new to the cooking field people. I am one. I appreciate the detailed info.h I was as knowlegable as you. Maybe someday soon. I love Pierogi's!!They remind me of living in Chicago!!!!"
"Sorry but I think the comment from ahtinahw was rude and uncalled for.angelkiss405"
"You must be joking! Certainly this comment was not made in honesty!! ANY PERSON who cooks on a daily basis, knows how to make enough pasta shells for 1 or 2 people...and using mashed potatoes for the same number....I believe this "GrandmaGitz " is a hoax!!!!"
"I am a widow who lives alone and 17 servings would last (maybe) forever. Any suggestions on perhaps what would be needed to make servings for perhaps 1 or 2?"
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.