Three Cheese Beef Pasta Shells

Nothing beats a winter dinner of baked pasta shells
Baked Pasta Shells

Photo Modified: Flickr / Ginny / CC BY-SA 4.0

These baked pasta shells are filled with tomatoes, cheese and ground beef, exactly as a comforting casserole should be. This recipe comes from Betty Crocker.

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8
Servings
374
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 24 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 26 Ounces chunky tomato sauce
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 8 Ounces chive and onion cream cheese spread
  • 1 1/2 Cup shredded Italian cheese
  • 1/2 Cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley

Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on package.

In 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat for 5—7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cooked through. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.

In large bow, mix pasta sauce and water. Pour 1 cup of the pasta sauce mixture into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

In medium bowl, mix cheese spread, 1 cup of the Italian cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano, egg, and cooked ground beef. Spoon a tablespoon of the mixture into each shell.

Arrange stuffed shells over the sauce in the baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over the top to cover the shells. Cover with foil.

Bake for 40—45 minutes until bubbly and set. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of Italian cheese.

Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes longer until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
61mg
20%
Carbohydrate, by difference
40g
31%
Protein
24g
52%
Vitamin A, RAE
53µg
8%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
15mg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
122mg
12%
Choline, total
27mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
54µg
14%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
42mg
13%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
257mg
37%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
1581mg
100%
Water
148g
5%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.