Recipe: Giant Stuffed Pasta Shells

I saw the giant pasta shells when we were out doing the shopping and instantly thought of this recipe. It is really easy to make and totally delicious!  If using the cheese as a healthy extra the dish is syn free!

Extra Easy Syn Value:- Syn Free

Healthy Extras:-  A

You will need:-

1 Bag fresh Spinach
500g Extra lean minced beef
5 tbsp Quark
1 large onions, chopped
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 pack jumbo pasta shells
2 cartons of passata
2 garlic cloves, crushed
60g extra light cheese 
1 tsp basil


In a frying pan add the onions, half the garlic and fry until the onion is cooked. 

Add the minced beef and fry until cooked, then stir through the spinach

Cook the pasta shells following the pack instructions, but leave still slightly firm to the bite. 

Add the quark to the mince and stir through until blended together.   Leave the mixture to cool slightly. 

Mix the passata with the basil, salt, pepper and garlic ready to go on top of the pasta.

Once the mince mixture has cooled stuff each individual shell and place in a large oven dish. 

Pour the passata over the top and sprinkle with cheese.  Cook in the oven and bake for 15-20 mins until the cheese has melted and the pasta shells are soft and cooked through. 

L x

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  1. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy30 August 2014 at 13:02

    I love stuffed pasta shells and I like that you have used Quark too.

  2. They sound totally lovely. Spinach is one of my favourite ingredients but I've never added it to pasta before.


  3. Where did you find the pasta shells? I have been looking all over for them! I used cannelloni instead but its a bit tricky getting the mixture in! tasted good thou!! : )


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