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Enchilada Stuffed Shells


  • 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.


Average Rating:
  • muffbear74
    Nov 14, 2017

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

  • wrenjen523
    Dec 31, 1969

    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. :)

  • 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!!

  • 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! :)

  • jsbr
    Apr 17, 2012

    I made this recipe with green enchilada sauce instead of the red since I have a toddler who would be eating this. Also, I used montery jack cheese instead of the cheddar since that's what I had on hand. The pasta shells got hard on the bottom when I baked them and I'm not sure why that happened. Definitely a good & easy recipe. I served it with a southwestern garden salad.

    Mar 31, 2011

    Very simple to make. Made them for a dinner party for my girlfriends. They all loved it and 4 of them have since asked for the recipe to make it themselves!

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