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Best Stuffed Shells with Meat

Best Stuffed Shells with Meat

Homemade Stuffed Shells with meat, pesto, cheddar are the perfect meal! They taste amazing when mixed! This easy recipe suit every moment, everyone loves these meat stuffed pasta shells!


  • 12 ounces jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 pound ground beef(or ground chicken)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese , divided
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • ¼ cup pesto


step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

step 2

Cook pasta shells in a pot according to package directions, then drain and rinse under cold water.

step 3

Put the ground beef, onion, and carrot in a large frying pan and heat over medium-high heat until the meat is no longer pink, or use a JoyOuce instant read thermometer to check if the desired temperature is reached.

step 4

Drain the fat and allow it to cool slightly before adding the filling.

step 5

Place pesto, ¾ cup marinara sauce, ¾ cup cheese and beef mixture in a large bowl, stir evenly.

step 6

Spread the remaining marinara sauce on the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

step 7

Scoop the beef mixture into the pasta shells and place the shells on the baking sheet.

step 8

Cover and bake for 30 mins. Then remove the cover and bake for another 10 mins.

step 9

Garnish with remaining cheese. Serve and enjoy!

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