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Creamy Pesto-Stuffed Shells

Prep Time
35
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
Servings

6 servings

You can't go wrong with Parm, ricotta and mozzarella. And when you add creamy PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese to the mix, these stuffed shells are so, so right.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Cook pasta shells as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Meanwhile, brown beef with onions in large skillet; drain. Remove from heat. Mix cream cheese spread, 2 Tbsp. milk and pesto until blended; stir 3/4 cup into meat. Add ricotta, 1/2 cup mozzarella and Parmesan; mix well.
  • Drain shells; stuff with meat mixture. Spread 1 cup sauce onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish; top with shells and remaining sauce. Cover.
  • Bake 25 min. Mix remaining cream cheese mixture and milk; drizzle over shells. Top with remaining mozzarella; bake, uncovered, 5 min. or until melted.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a crisp mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.

Special Extra

Garnish with chopped fresh basil just before serving.

Servings

  • 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 540
Total fat 28g
Saturated fat 14g
Cholesterol 105mg
Sodium 860mg
Carbohydrate 37g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 9g
Protein 35g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 45 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Creamy Pesto-Stuffed Shells is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 20.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My grocery store only had the cooking creme in Italian and herb flavor so I used it mixed with a... My grocery store only had the cooking creme in Italian and herb flavor so I used it mixed with a little pesto and it tasted great! Even my picky daughter enjoyed helping me make it and eat it! The only thing I would do differently is to cook the shells longer than the package instructions since there is not a lot of sauce to moisten them while baking.
Date published: 2012-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To simplify this instead of stuffing large shells, I used medium shells and just mixed them into the... To simplify this instead of stuffing large shells, I used medium shells and just mixed them into the meat mixture then layered with the sauces as directed. Found that my Parmesan was moldy so skipped it and didn't miss it. Used cream instead of milk as it was what I had on hand. Loved this and will make it again!
Date published: 2012-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great meal! Great meal! I couldn't find the Pesto Creme in the store, so I bought cream cheese and pesto and it worked out just great. I also, used ground turkey instead of ground beef. This will become a regular recipe in our household and I'm looking forward to making it for Easter dinner.
Date published: 2013-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This recipe was very easy to make. This recipe was very easy to make. The only substitution I made was to use ground Turkey instead of beef. My fiance loved it and has requested it to be put in the dinner rotation. This recipe would also be very easy to freeze and reheat for quick future meals.
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This was not that great to me. This was not that great to me. The filling was bland. I personally will not make this again. Also, 25 minutes was too little time for 350 oven, sauce was cold and not bubbling.
Date published: 2015-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely delicious! Absolutely delicious!!!!!! Big hit with the family, easy to make and did I mention ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!!!! I added baby spinach leaves with the meat mix :)
Date published: 2012-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So absolutely yummy! So absolutely yummy! Everyone from my 17 month old to my 36 year old (hubby :-) ) LOVED it! Fresh basil shredded on top after baking adds a nice, fresh twist.
Date published: 2012-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, easy recipe. Excellent, easy recipe. Takes a little time, but well worth it. I added extra garlic because you can never have too much garlic with pasta dishes.
Date published: 2012-01-14
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