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.

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Stuffed Shells

Ladies' Home Journal

Jumbo pasta shells are stuffed with hot sausage, mushrooms, and cheese and baked in a rich eggplant sauce for this casserole.

Total: 1 min

Creamy Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Philadelphia Cooking Cream
Total: 2 hrs 20 mins

Broccoli-Stuffed Shells

Hidden Valley®
Total: 40 mins

How to Freeze Stuffed Shells

For a delicious make-ahead dinner, use our recipe for stuffed shells and follow these instructions to freeze the dish up to one month.

Smoked Sausage Antipasto Pasta


Fast, pretty to look at AND makes your family happy.

Total: 15 mins

Ham, Cannellini, Bacon, and Artichoke Pasta


A quick and delicious pasta and a great way to use your leftover ham.

Total: 30 mins

Cheesy Shell-Stuffed Shells

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Cheese and Nut Stuffed Shells

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Pasta Shells with Chicken, Mushrooms & Capers

Fine Cooking Magazine

I prefer chicken thighs here because the flavor of the dark meat marries nicely with the hearty, savory character of this dish, but if you prefer, substitute breast meat. Here's a great place to use good-quality salt-cured capers (soaked in water for 15 minutes and rinsed) if you can find them.

Creamy Pesto-Stuffed Shells

Philadelphia Cooking Cream
Total: 1 hr

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Better Homes and Gardens
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