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Enchilada Stuffed Shells

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.


5 servings

I served this entree to my husband, my sister and my brother-in-law, who is a hard-to-please eater. He said he liked it and even took leftovers for lunch the next day—I was thrilled! —Rebecca Stout, Conroe, Texas
Enchilada Stuffed Shells Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 15 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup fat-free refried beans
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a nonstick skillet, cook turkey over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in enchilada sauce and seasonings; set aside.
  2. Place a rounded teaspoonful of refried beans in each pasta shell, then fill with turkey mixture. Place in an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

3 stuffed shells: 345 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 622mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

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  • mollie
    Oct 23, 2019

    My husband and I love these. I spread the baking dish with picante sauce instead of cooking spray to give it a little spice. I will definitely be making these again.

  • muffbear74
    Nov 14, 2017

    Easy and good, but there are other stuffed shell recipes that I like better.

  • wrenjen523
    Mar 23, 2014

    I enjoyed this a lot. I did not stuff shells, but used medium shells and made a bake out of this. Also I don't like refried beans so I just eliminated them. Was absolutely delicious, and I can't wait to eat it for leftovers this week. :)

  • stroudse
    Aug 30, 2013

    No comment left

  • Danielle_09
    May 30, 2013

    I have been experimenting with many different types of stuffed shells and this one is by far the best I have tried! I make the recipe as is and add sour cream and mild taco sauce as a topping.

  • ceced
    May 11, 2013

    I also do add sauce to the bottom and cover the shells on top.

  • ceced
    May 11, 2013

    I make this all the time. I always make extras and eat them the next day. I love them, love them. I also buy progresso recipe starters cheese and make a queso batch! these are amazing!!

  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Dec 5, 2012

    This was awesome! No leftovers, and I made extra shells! LOL! I did pour some sauce on the bottom of the casserole dish, and it helped a lot. I personally will add addsome extra sauce over the sheels, because I like things saucy, or serve it on the side. Made it with Red Beans and rice and it was a great meal!

  • VictoriaElaine
    Oct 25, 2012

    This was ok - I neither loved it or hated it. My shells also got a little hard on the bottom - spreading a little sauce on the bottom of the baking pan might prevent that. I thought they tasted better as leftovers.

  • ddeyes33
    Jun 28, 2012

    I made this for my "food picky" boyfriend and he loved it! I wasn't sure how it was going to taste with turkey, but ended up turning out really good. I also put my own twist to the refriend beans and added 2 tbs of margarine, 1/2 tsp of Franks Hot Sauce and a few squirts of peppered vinegar, and it came out Awesome!!! Thanks Taste of Home! :)