Stuffed Shells for Simple Supper Saturday

I chose one of my favorite recipes for today and ironically it is a ‘re-print’ that when I looked closely was originally posted one year ago today – must be an omen!


15 large shells, cooked and drained**
1 pound lean ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoon Pampered Chef Italian seasoning
1 medium onion, chopped
8 ounces tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
1 teaspoon minced garlic, jar
2 tablespoons Classico tomato pesto
1 cup shredded cheese

  • Brown meat and onion, Drain.
  • Whisk together tomato sauce, water, bouillon, garlic, pesto and seasoning.
  • Stir 1/2 cup of tomato sauce mixture and 1/2 cup of cheese into beef mixture.
  • Stuff shells with meat mixture.
  • Pour 1/2 of remaining sauce on bottom of the baking dish.
  • Put shells on top of sauce.
  • Pour remaining sauce over shells.
  • Top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

**If you prefer the shells and beef mixture can be tossed and cooked as a casserole. When I do this I use the smaller shells, but same proportions.

Modified from weight watchers stuffed Mexican shells recipe
3 weight watchers points each shell or 1/2 cup of casserole

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My daughter just ran to get her cook book and will be copying this down. Sounds like a perfect meal for her day to cook. Thanks!!! 🙂