Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Shells

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Shells


"Large pasta shells stuffed with creamy cheese and chopped broccoli are laced with seasoned tomato sauce and baked until piping hot."


50 m servings 348 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 348 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 40g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 21.3 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 726 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir the ricotta cheese, broccoli, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and black pepper in a medium bowl. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture into each shell.
  2. Spread 1 cup of the pasta sauce in a 13x9x2-inch shallow baking dish. Place the filled shells on the sauce. Pour the remaining pasta sauce over the shells. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes or until hot.


  • Time-Saving Tip: To thaw the broccoli, microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes.
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  1. 56 Ratings


This is an excellent and simple dish. I've made it twice and it is MUCH better with fresh broccoli. I took 2 heads (about 1 cup) of chopped, fresh broccoli and sauteed with a little EVOO and 2 ...

Yummy yummy yummy! I added 1/4 of a red onion chopped, 3 cloves of garlic chopped some oregano and basil. GREAT! Made more than 18 shells like everyone said. I will make this again for sure!

The stuffing makes enough to fill more than 18 shells, so boil up a few extra. I added a few chopped herbs to the cheese mixture. Very good, I will make it again.

I love this recipe! I have made it twice now and I am having so much fun with it. The first time I made it I followed the recipe pretty close and it came out great and was so easy. The second...

I give this one a solid 5 stars. It's easy and quick to make and it tastes delicious. What more could you want! Instead of buying to types of shredded cheese, I just got a package of "Italian bl...

When I made these I took the suggestions of others and cooked up some extra shells, anticipating extra filling. The extra shells weren't necessary at all. I had just enough filling for the 18 sh...

I thought these were pretty good. I'd recommend adding additional seasonings to the ricotta cheese/broccoli mixture. I sprinkled some extra Parmesan cheese on the shells when serving.

The recipe is a good start, but too tasteless as is. With some additional spices, this could be very good. Will try it again, but make some big changes to add more flavor.

This tasted good, but I felt it was alot of work for something that was just alright. Maybe adding some more veggies and flavor to the stuffing would be better...or maybe I just don't like stuff...