Meatball Stuffed Shells Recipe

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Meatball stuffed shells

Sarah Mascara


This recipe has won over many a pot luck lunch and most of my boyfriends past.
These shells can be served as a meal with bread and salad, served on the side of another Italian dinner or be set out on their own! Meatball fans will be shocked and impressed! Enjoy :)

★★★★★ 1 vote
30 Min
1 Hr


2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c
1/4 c
green pepper
3 clove
1 lb
ground beef
1 Tbsp
oregano, dried
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning blend
1 box
macaroni, large shells
1/2 c
italian bread crumbs
1 jar(s)
spaghetti sauce
1 pkg
shredded cheese italian blend or mozzarella


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil on med-high heat and add onion, pepper and garlic. Sautee for 2 to 3 minutes, then add hamburger, oregano and Italian seasoning. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook until hamburger is no longer pink. Drain, leaving maybe 2 Tbsp. of fat for flavor. Remove from heat and cool.
2Prepare shells as directed on the box. Be sure the shells are cooked until tender. Drain and cool in a soak of cold water (maybe 2 minutes).
3Transfer meat to a mixing bowl and add egg, breadcrumbs, and 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese. Mix vigorously until a soft meaty stuffing is formed.
4Form heaping spoonfuls of stuffing and gently place them inside cooked pasta shells.
5Empty jar of spaghetti sauce over the entire pan of stuffed shells, dress with mozzarella cheese, cover
6Cover and bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Regional Style: Italian