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Beef-Stuffed Pasta Shells

Makes: 4 servings Yield: 4 (main-dish) servings
Prep 35 mins Bake 375°F 25 mins to 30 mins
Beef-Stuffed Pasta Shells
  • 12  jumbo shell macaroni
  • 12  ounces  ground beef, pork, or lamb
  • 1  medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2  cup  chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1  clove garlic, minced
  • 1  beaten egg
  • 1/4  cup  fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground allspice
  • 1/4  teaspoon  pepper
  • 1 15  ounce container  refrigerated marinara sauce or plum tomato sauce with basil or one 15-1/2-ounce jar meatless spaghetti sauce
  •  Finely shredded or grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Drain again.

2. In a large skillet cook ground meat, onion, green pepper, and garlic until meat is brown. Drain fat.

3. In a medium mixing bowl combine egg, bread crumbs, cinnamon, allspice, and pepper. Add the meat mixture and 1/4 cup of the sauce; mix well. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture into each macaroni shell. Arrange the filled shells in a 2-quart square baking dish. Pour the remaining sauce over the filled shells. Cover the dish with foil.

4. Bake in a 375 degree F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through. For each serving, arrange 3 of the shells on individual plates. Spoon some of the sauce over the shells. If desired, sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts (Beef-Stuffed Pasta Shells)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 325,
  • Fat, total (g) 12,
  • chol. (mg) 107,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 30,
  • pro. (g) 23,
  • sodium (mg) 445,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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