Thanksgiving Stuffed Shells Recipe
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Thanksgiving Stuffed Shells Recipe

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Leftover turkey, dressing and sweet potatoes make terrific stuffing for jumbo pasta shells. We add cheese and use turkey gravy as the sauce for this crowd-pleaser. —Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 24 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 cup cooked stuffing
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder, optional
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup turkey gravy, warmed


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook shells according to package directions for al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix mozzarella cheese, turkey, stuffing and green onions. In a small bowl, stir sweet potatoes and, if desired, mix in chili powder.
  3. Drain shells; fill each with 2 tablespoons stuffing mixture and 2 teaspoons sweet potato mixture. Arrange in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, covered, 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with gravy. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Thanksgiving Stuffed Shells in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2015, p175

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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kgdolly User ID: 7703382 239670
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015

"This was a great way to use Thanksgiving recipes this year. I used regular mashed potatoes because we didn't have mashed sweet potatoes, and it was really good."

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