You could call this a comfort food mashup made in heaven. Jumbo stuffed pasta shells are loaded up with cheeseburger goodness in a dish that will soon become a family favorite.
That feeling when two of your favorite foods combined into one amazing dish? Pure bliss. All the flavors of a cheeseburger – beef, cheese, onions – are stuffed into tender pasta shells and baked to absolute perfection. End with a drizzle of ketchup and your taste buds won’t even miss the bun.
Cheeseburger Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe
Preparation Time: 25 min.
Bake Time: 25 min.
Course: Dinner Recipes
Recipe Author: Taste of Home
Ingredients for 6 servings
- 18 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
- 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup prepared mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
Optional toppings: shredded lettuce, sliced pickles, chopped tomatoes.
Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water; drain again.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, breaking beef into crumbles; drain.
Stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard and pepper until blended. Stir in 3/4 cup shredded cheese.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons filling into each shell. Place in a greased 11×7-in. baking dish.
Bake, covered until heated through, 12-15 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake, uncovered until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. If desired, serve with optional toppings.
Cool unbaked casserole; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Cover casserole with foil; bake as directed, increasing the time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in the center to read 165°. If desired, serve with optional toppings.
3 stuffed shells: 431 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 673mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein.