Cheeseburger Stuffed Pasta Shells
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
- 18 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
- 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup prepared mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- Optional toppings: shredded lettuce, sliced pickles, chopped tomatoes
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water; drain again.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, breaking beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard and pepper until blended. Stir in 3/4 cup shredded cheese.
- Spoon about 2 tablespoons filling into each shell. Place in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
- Bake, covered, until heated through, 12-15 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. If desired, serve with optional toppings.
- Freeze option: Cool unbaked casserole; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Cover casserole with foil; bake as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°. If desired, serve with optional toppings.
Nutrition Facts3 stuffed shells: 431 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 673mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein.
Jul 24, 2019
I know how people hate when you review but have changed a recipe. I did reduce the recipe in general across the board due to only 15 oz of burger. I added bacon and since we are garlic fraaks in this house I added garlic. It was still a bland meat mix so I added more spice - salt, basil, parsley, more pepper, onion powder oh and steak seasoning. To me it’s still a 3 - justvtoo bland. I dud follow the ratio for sharp cheddar, sauce, mustard and ketchup. It’s ok but probably won’t do it again.