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Easy Stuffed Pasta Shells With Meat And Cheese – Best Ground Beef Pasta Recipe – Dinner – Lunch – Quick – Simple

Stuffed Shells With Meat And Cheese

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3 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 500 g. shells pasta large size
  • 500 g. ground beef 5% fat
  • 1 white onion finely chopped, 100 g.
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 tbsp of oil
  • 4 cups of marinara sauce
  • 3 cups of grated mozzarella cheese 300 g.
  • ½ cup of grated Parmesan cheese 60 g.
  • ¾ cup of cream
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • Place over medium-high heat.
  • Pour the oil into the pot, wait a couple of seconds until it is hot, and immediately add the finely chopped onion and the crushed garlic.
  • When the onion is translucent, add the ground beef, oregano, pepper, and salt.
  • Cook for a few minutes until the meat loses its pink color.
  • Add the marinara sauce, reduce the heat to medium-low heat, place a lid and cook covered for about ten minutes. Turn off and reserve.
  • In a large pot, bring about two to three liters of water to a boil.
  • When it starts to bubble add a teaspoon of salt.
  • And then add the shell pasta, cook for about five or six minutes, don't worry if your pasta is still a bit raw. The pasta will finish cooking in the oven. Remove from heat and strain.
  • While the pasta is cooking, mix the Parmesan cheese, the cream, and two cups of mozzarella cheese in a bowl (keep one cup for the topping). Stir until you get a compact cream.
  • Preheat the oven to 160 ° / 320 ° F.
  • Spread a little oil on an ovenproof tray.
  • Place a layer of meat on the tray, be sure to cover the entire surface of the tray.
  • Take the pasta filling, and one by one fill pasta shells with the mixture cheese. You can do it with a teaspoon or directly with your hands.
  • Arrange the filled pasta neatly on the tray, then top with the remaining meat sauce.
  • Top with mozzarella topping and cook for about 20 minutes.
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