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Creamy Pesto-Stuffed Shells

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Jumbo pasta shells are stuffed with a creamy pesto, browned beef, and cheese mixture then baked with your favorite spaghetti sauce--easy and delicious!"
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1 h servings 629 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook shells as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, brown beef with onions in large skillet; drain. Remove from heat. Stir in 3/4 cup cooking creme, ricotta, 1/2 cup mozzarella and Parmesan.
  3. Drain shells; stuff with meat mixture. Spread 1 cup sauce onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish; top with shells and remaining sauce. Cover.
  4. Bake 25 min. Mix remaining cooking creme and milk; drizzle over shells. Top with remaining mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, 5 min. or until cheese is melted.


  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with a crisp mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Light Dressing.
  • Special Extra: Garnish with chopped fresh basil just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 629 calories; 23.7 g fat; 66.9 g carbohydrates; 34.1 g protein; 91 mg cholesterol; 911 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Excellent dish. Taste was great and easy to make. I omitted the beef and added everything else. Great meal for the family.

just okay for me. Not sure I would make these again. They were okay.

Very good. The only thing that I didn't like was I had to fill medium size ones