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Ground Beef Stuffed Shells

Ground beef stuffed shells are a fun twist on the every day spaghetti and meat sauce. You will have the whole family wanting to help with this simple 30 min dinner.
Course Dinner, Fill Your Freezer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minute dinner, freezer friendly, ground beef, pasta recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 shells
Calories 162kcal
Author Steph


  • 16 ea Jumbo Shells
  • 1 lb Ground Beef, Lean
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated or shaved
  • 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 cups Pasta Sauce
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded


  • Preheat Oven to 375°F
  • Boil the Jumbo Shell noodles according to the directions on the box, drain and run under cold water. Set aside. Make sure they are only cooked to al dente or they will rip and be difficult to stuff.
  • In a large bowl mix ground beef, spices, garlic, parmesan and panko
  • Stuff the shells with the ground beef mixture- Tip: use a cookie scoop
  • In a 9 x 11 baking dish, evenly spread 1 cup of the pasta sauce
  • Place stuffed shells on top of sauce in baking dish
  • Cover stuffed shells with remaining pasta sauce and top with mozzarella cheese
  • Bake covered for 10 mins and then uncovered for 15 more mins. Use a meat thermometer to ensure beef is at least 160°F
  • Serve


Nutritional information is based on recipe as is and will vary when substitutions are used.


Serving: 1ea | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g