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Stuffed Shell Pasta

Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pasta
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories 362 kcal


  • 1 cup peas 1 cup thawed peas
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 mushrooms 6 stem removed and thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 0.25 yellow onion 1/4 thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta 1 cup whol whole milk ricotta
  • 1 eggs 1 egg(s)
  • 0.25 cup parmesan cheese 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 0.25 cup mozzarella 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 3 slices ham 3 slices thinly sliced ham
  • nutmeg ground nutmeg
  • 3 tbsps unsalted butter 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 0.75 cup unbleached all purpose flour 3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 whole milk 2 or more cup whole milk
  • nutmeg ground nutmeg
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  1. Cook the pasta according to package direction. Drain and rinse under cold water.

  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the butter onions. Cook for 1 minute and had the sliced mushrooms ham and peas. Stir until the onions and mushrooms are soft, around 10 minutes.. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Set aside and let cool.

  3. In a large bowl add the ricotta, egg, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, salt and pepper, nutmeg. Mix well and add the onion mushroom mixture. Taste, correct seasoning if needed.


  1. In a large heavy bottom pan over medium heat melt butter and add the flour. With a whisk mix well until a thick cram is formed. Add slowly the milk constantly whisking making sure no lumps is formed. Add more milk as the sauce thickens. Add salt, pepper and grated nutmeg as needed. The sauce should leave a thin layer of sauce on the back of a wooden spoon when it is ready.


  1. In a large baking dish, smear some butter on the bottom of the dish. Stuff each shell with the onion mushroom mixture. Sprinkle more cheese over it if wish. Cover with the besciamella cream. Cook in the hot oven for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Shell Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 415mg18%
Potassium 294mg8%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 870IU17%
Vitamin C 15.7mg19%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.