The tender, conch-shaped pasta shells in these recipes range in size from small to jumbo. Look for the small shells in soup and salad recipes, and the larger ones in hearty main dishes stuffed with a variety of meats, vegetables, cheeses, and sauces.

Cheese and Nut Stuffed Shells

Better Homes and Gardens

Walnuts add crunch to these meatless mozzarella and Parmesan cheese-filled pasta shells.

Stuffed Shells

Better Homes and Gardens

At its best, Italian cuisine creates a symphony of flavor from only a few simple ingredients. With rich ground beef, bright San Marzano tomatoes and a classic blend of Italian cheeses, these amazing stuffed shells perfectly embody this timeless culinary sensibility.

Cheesy Shell-Stuffed Shells

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Chicken Enchilada Pasta

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Chipotle Mac and Cheese

Family Circle

Chipotle seasoning spices up this macaroni and cheese casserole while diced ham turns it into a main-dish recipe.

Seashell Hot Dog Bake

Better Homes and Gardens

This gooey casserole is full of kid-friendly ingredients: hot dogs, macaroni, spaghetti sauce, and cheese. It's a family favorite.

Pasta, Red Bean, and Parsley Toss

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 30 mins

Tuna/Pasta Bliss

Midwest Living

Cubed cheese, tuna, and roasted sweet peppers blend together in this main-dish pasta salad. Toss cashews on top to add crunch.

Shrimp-Stuffed Pasta Shells

Diabetic Living

Shrimp and crab are tucked in side these cheesy Italian pasta shells. Serve with a big green or caprese salad.

Tuna and Avocado Stuffed Shells

Better Homes and Gardens

This fun salad is made with grilled fresh tuna which keeps the sodium level low. For a quick version, substitute one 9-ounce can of water-pack, solid white tuna, drained and broken into small chunks, for the grilled tuna.

Total: 25 mins

Meat Lover's Mac

Family Circle

Chopped Salad

Midwest Living

Here's an easy main dish for a potluck. Boil the pasta, then toss with all the other ingredients and you're out the door. Drizzle the salad dressing over it just before serving.

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