Make-Ahead Unstuffed Shells

4.6
(88) 76 Reviews
Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
15
min.
Servings

6 servings

Here's the saucy, creamy deliciousness of stuffed pasta shells—without the hassle of stuffing them and with the convenience of make-ahead preparation.

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  • Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, brown meat in large skillet; drain. Stir in marinara sauce; simmer on medium heat 2 min. Remove from heat.
  • Drain pasta. Mix cream cheese spread, basil, Parmesan, milk and Italian seasoning in large bowl until blended; stir in pasta. Spread half the meat sauce onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover with layers of pasta mixture and remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella; cover with foil. Refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  • Heat oven to 375ºF. Bake casserole, covered, 40 to 45 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 30 min.

Special Extra

Cook 1 each small chopped onion and green pepper along with the meat.

Variation

Casserole can be baked immediately after assembling. Just reduce the baking time to 30 min., uncovering after 20 min.

Family Fun

Spend time with your family by preparing this meal together and enjoying a walk afterwards.

Servings

  • 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 570
% Daily Value
Total fat 23g
Saturated fat 12g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 940mg
Carbohydrate 54g
Dietary fiber 5g
Sugars 9g
Protein 35g
   
Vitamin A 35 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 35 %DV
Iron 25 %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.

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  • shuejj | Fri, Oct 5 2012 11:08 AM

  • kmburke12 | Fri, Aug 8 2014 1:18 PM

    Great for a busy day I loved the taste it was a very easy meal.

  • SHEkizian | Fri, Dec 20 2013 1:08 PM

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