Stuffed Pasta Shells

Welcome to my version of the standard stuffed pasta shells. Glorious large pasta stuffed with tons and tons of ooey-gooey cheeses. Mushroom-laden sauce. No one is going away hungry after devouring some of this goodness. This makes a big batch, enough for a big get-together. I served these stuffed pasta shells with plenty of my gotta-have-it garlic bread. It is definitely the perfect combination. Ok, I threw in a green salad too to keep things on the healthy side. A bit.

Stuffed Pasta Shells

For a kicked-up version use spicy Italian sausage. I did. I might have slipped in a few good pinches of red pepper flake too.

Also try my slow cooker spaghetti and meatballs.

Stuffed Pasta Shells
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Stuffed Pasta Shells

No one is going away hungry after devouring some of this goodness. This makes a big batch, enough for a big get-together. 
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword stuffed pasta shells
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 334kcal
Author Mike


  • 1 12 ounce jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 32 ounce ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound Mozzarella cheese shredded divided
  • 8 ounces Parmesan cheese freshly grated, divided
  • 1 28 ounce pasta sauce
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1 pound Italian sausage use hot for a great kick!


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Cook pasta per package instructions. Drain well.
  • Meanwhile, cook sausage until done. Drain.
  • Combine the eggs, ricotta, parsley, salt, pepper and half of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  • Stuff mixture into shells (I used a cookie press, but you can also put the stuffing into a plastic bag, cut a corner off, and squeeze). Place shells into a 9×13 baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta sauce, mushrooms, remaining cheese and sausage. Pour over the pasta shells.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes or until bubbly hot.


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1216mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 429mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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