Salmon-Stuffed Pasta Shells


Salmon-stuffed pasta shells with garlic and dill.

salmon stuffed pasta shells on blue plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
16 stuffed pasta shells


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, or as needed

  • 16 jumbo pasta shells

  • 1 pound fresh salmon

  • 1 tablespoon minced onion

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • 1 pinch dried parsley

  • ½ cup white wine

  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cream Sauce:

  • 2 cups half-and-half

  • ½ cup white wine

  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a large baking dish lightly with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add shells and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 9 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a well-seasoned frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook salmon with onion, garlic, dill, and parsley in the hot oil until it easily flakes with a fork, flipping once, about 10 minutes total. Add white wine and cream cheese. Fold into the fish mixture until everything is well coated. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Drain pasta shells. Stuff shells with mixture and place into the prepared baking dish. Cover with foil.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and heated through, about 20 minutes.

  6. While the shells are cooking, mix half-and-half, wine, cream cheese, dill, butter, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a saucepan and cook the sauce over medium heat until butter and cream cheese have melted, 5 to 7 minutes.

  7. Remove shells from the oven and top with cream sauce. Serve.

Cook's Notes:

You can add more or less seasonings or wine to your personal taste to the sauce.

You can pour the cream sauce over the shells before baking if you wish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

756 Calories
47g Fat
38g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 756
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 21g 104%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 312mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 202mg 16%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 943mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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