Low Fat Cheesy Jumbo Pasta Shells With Ground Turkey

"A great lowfat version! This is rich, creamy and your family will love it. I make it without meat as well. It's great either way."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • In an 8 quart pot, bring water to a boil and cook shells according to package directions.
  • Drain and cool immediately with cold water.
  • Drain and place open side down on paper towels.
  • Meanwhile brown ground turkey with onion and garlic; drain fat.
  • Combine the next 8 ingredients.
  • In a medium bowl, combine ground turkey and the cheese mixture.
  • Reserve the 1/4 cup of Mozzarella.
  • Place a thin layer of spaghetti sauce into the bottom of a 12 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spoon the cheese/meat mixture into each pasta shell and place open side up, in a single layer, in prepared pan. I don't usually use all 12 ounces of noodles.
  • Pour the remaining sauce (RESERVE 1 Cup Sauce) over the stuffed shells.
  • Loosely cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  • During last 5 minutes of baking, remove foil and sprinkle remaining Mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Bake 5 more minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped basil. I like to have a side of warm spaghetti sauce to drizzle over; especially for left-overs.

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  1. Made this last night and wow... so yummy! Everyone raved about them... my hubby ate like 6 of them! HA! Only thing I would say is that the recipe makes waaayyy more filling than needed. I ended up freezing half of it, but at least next time I make it all I have to do is make the sauce and boil shells. Next time I will half all the ingredients for the filling (except the meat, still do 1 lb of meat). I also added some oregano and dried basil... delish!
  2. These were great! It's only me and my husband, so of course we couldn't eat them all. I took half of it to my Dad's house and it was gone in no time. DH got a little mad, also, that I didn't keep enough around for left overs. Thanks!


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