How to Make Turkey Stuffed Shells

Turkey stuffed shells are extremely delicious and healthy because they do not contain a lot of fat. Turkey meat is also an excellent source of proteins and stuffed shells made with it are available in a number of restaurants.

Prep time: 45 min
Bake time: 20 min
Total time: 65 min
Yield: 6 servings
Utensils: Large pot, water jar, pan, mixing bowl, measuring cup, large bowl, serving plates.

Jumbo pasta shells: 1 box (12-ounce)
Extra-virgin olive oil: 3 tablespoons
Yellow onion, chopped: 1/2 large (about 1 cup)
Cloves garlic, chopped: 3
Ground turkey: 1 pound
Kosher salt: 1/2 teaspoon
Freshly ground black pepper: 1/4 teaspoon
Package frozen artichokes, thawed and coarsely chopped: 1 (8 to 10-ounce)
Container ricotta cheese: 1 (15-ounce)
Grated parmesan: 3/4 cup
Eggs (lightly beaten): 2
Chopped fresh basil leaves: 1/4 cup
Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley: 2 tablespoons
Arrabbiata sauce: 5 cups
Grated mozzarella: 1 1/2 cup (about 5 ounces)


  • 1

    Cook the pasta in boiling water

    Arrange a large pot and pour the water in it to be boiled over high heat. You should now add the pasta in the boiling water and cook it partially until it is tender. However, it should still be a little firm to bite. Stir it every now and then for about four to five minutes before you drain the pasta.

    At the same time, you need to heat the olive oil over medium temperature in a large pan. Having added the onions and the garlic, cook for three minutes or until the onions start to get brown.

  • 2

    Add the ground Turkey

    Now you can add the ground turkey, half teaspoon of salt, Ā¼ teaspoon black pepper and continue to cook the mixture. However, you must stir it occasionally until the meat is cooked through and adopts a goldenĀ colour.

    If you wish to, you can add the artichoke hearts and mix them nicely. Now, switch the stove off and allow it to cool down.

  • 3

    Combine the mixture with ricotta cheese

    Now add the ricotta cheese to the cooled Turkey mixture in a big bowl. You can also add the parmesan cheese, eggs, basil, parsley and more salt and pepper before stirring it thoroughly.

  • 4

    Stuff the shells

    In order to stuff the shells properly, the bottom of a 9 by 13 by 2 inch baking dish should be covered with a cup of Arrabbiata sauce. Grab a shell in your hand (palm) and stuff it through a large spoon or about two tablespoons of Turkey mixture and place the stuffed shell in a baking dish. You may continue to stuff the shells until the dish is complete. It can accommodate approximately 24 shells.

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