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Turkey and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

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Turkey and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Course Dinner
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 people
Calories 511kcal


  • 1 (12 ounce) pkg. jumbo shells
  • 2 pounds 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 cups part-skim mozzarella divided
  • 1 (15 ounce) container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (24 ounce) Rao’s Homemade Marinara
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley chopped


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Rinse with cold water, drain and set aside.
  • Add turkey and onion to a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook, breaking up meat, until turkey is cooked through and onion is tender. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add turkey mixture to a large mixing bowl and mix in 1 cup mozzarella cheese, ricotta, egg, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Spread half the pasta sauce in prepared baking dish. Fill shells with turkey mixture (about 1 Tablespoon of mixture per shell) and place in baking dish. Once all shells are filled, pour remaining sauce on top of the shells. Top with remaining cup of mozzarella cheese and cover pan with foil.
  • Bake for 20 minutes then remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.


MFP: MFF Turkey and Ricotta Stuffed Shells
June 2022


Serving: 11.8ounces | Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.4g | Protein: 35.5g | Fat: 22.1g

4 thoughts on “Turkey and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

  1. 5 stars
    My family enjoyed this one!

  2. 5 stars
    Easy to make (use a spoon and small spatula to fill the shells) and very flavorful.

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious! Made when we had company over and everyone loved it!

  4. 5 stars
    Honestly so good! My husband and I only ate like 3 shells they were so filling! We had so much extra though so it’s a big dish. It’s just my husband and I and our two toddlers. So we have a lot left over.

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