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.
Sep 25, 2019
Everyone enjoyed this recipe, but we all concluded that there was just too much mustard in it for us. I'll cut back on it next time, and I think it will be perfect! I think it would also be fun to buy smaller sized shells and just turn this into a quick casserole. No need to stuff the shells then. Just mix it all up and bake!
Sep 20, 2019
This was super easy to make but for my family it was just too much mustard for us. Not being a fan of the condiment it was still good. I think next time I wouldn’t put the mustard in and try to add some bacon!
Sep 17, 2019
This was so easy and full of flavor. My family enjoyed this dish and will make it many more times!
Sep 16, 2019
This is a delicious recipe. I used 20 ounces of ground turkey instead burger and chili sauce instad of ketchup. I served them atop a garden salad. Will make again, but will reduce the mustard a little.
Sep 16, 2019
This recipe completely lives up to the description. I recommend draining the beef well, and perhaps using a leaner ground beef, because there is a lot of cheese! Adjust the ketchup and mustard balance to match what your family likes on a cheeseburger, and serve with a green salad, perhaps dressed with thousand island dressing and burger toppings (pickles, tomatoes, onions, bacon bits). I served 2 shells for a "lady" portion, 3 for a hungry man.
Sep 12, 2019
This is a delicious recipe but I will cut back on the mustard next time. Regardless, we cleaned our plates. It is easy to prepare but filling the shells can be a tad messy. Delicious! We will be having this again. Volunteer Field Editor
Sep 10, 2019
This was a hit with my teenage son and my husband! I substituted ground turkey for the ground beef because I have a red meat allergy. I also added chopped up dill pickles to the meat mixture. We served this with a tossed garden salad, and it filled the boys up and kept them happy.
Sep 4, 2019
I thought that these were great. They taste a lot like a loose meat sandwich that I make, making them popular with my family. I did decrease the ketchup and mustard slight since I only used one pound of meat. I also added a touch of salt. I will make these again!
Sep 4, 2019
I made this recipe today. I used spicy brown mustard and more Cheddar cheese-1 cup in the meat sauce and 1 cup for the topping. I think I could use LESS PASTA SHELLS! I used the 11x7" baking dish; not all of the shells fit! I sampled several of the finished shells and found recipe to be quite tasty-more like a Sloppy Joe-type of dish!
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.