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Stuffed Pasta Shells

Jumbo Stuffed Shells filled with Seasoned Italian Sausage and Ground Beef in an Italian sauce and covered with cheeses  
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword baked stuffed shells, stuffed pasta, stuffed shells, Stuffed Shells with ground meat, Stuffed Shells with meat and cheese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 640kcal
Author Evelyn


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage bulk or links
  • 1 1/2 lbs mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 3 Tablespoons oregano dried
  • 3 tablespoons basil dried
  • 1/4 cup parsley dried
  • 1 quart pasta sauce
  • 1 16 oz box jumbo pasta shells


  • Prepare the shells according to package instructions in a pasta cooker, drain but keep moist
  • Remove casings if using link sausage and brown both types of meat in a dutch oven or large skillet
  • Add onions and garlic and continue cooking until onions are translucent
  • Drain the meat and place in a large bowl, add oregano, basil and parsley
  • Stir in 1 lb of the mozzarella cheese and mix well until cheese is melted, add about 1/4 of the sauce
  • Pour another 1/4 of the sauce into a 13 X 9-inch baking dish to coat the bottom
  • As soon as the shells are cool enough to handle, stuff them with the meat mixture and place in dish on top of the sauce
  • After all the shells are filled and placed in the baking dish, pour the remaining sauce over the shells coating them well.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top, cover and bake at 300 degrees for about 35 minutes until sauce is bubbling and cheese is melted
  • 10. Sprinkle with fresh or dried parsley, optional


Calories: 640kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1608mg | Potassium: 820mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1315IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 506mg | Iron: 4.2mg