Easy Pizza Stuffed Shells (A Recipe With Simple Directions)

Easy Pizza Stuffed Shells (A Recipe With Simple Directions)

Pizza Stuffed Shells Pasta is the perfect easy recipe for those busy nights. It’s a huge hit with the whole family and so delicious. Make it with just a few ingredients and make it in a snap. Come on in and I’ll share my recipe for Pizza Stuffed Shells

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Pizza Stuffed Shells

These were such a big hit from the creations to the final result. So fun!

Pizza Stuffed Shells Recipe

My kids never jumped into cooking with me as fast as they did with this Stuffed Shells Individual Pizzas. They had a blast customizing their own pasta shells into individual pizzas.

If you are looking for a fun Pizza Alternative, then you might like my recipes for Grilled Naan Pizzas. It’s so much fun to grill pizza in the summer and they are always a big hit. Here’s my recipe for The Best Homemade Margherita Pizza , Greek Pizza on Naan Bread, or Grilled Pesto Zucchini and Salami Pizza

Easy Pizza Stuffed Shells

You can really modify each pasta and make each one unique. There are so many fun ingredients to choose from. The possibilities with these stuffed shells are endless.

What are some Good Pizza Toppings for Pizza Stuffed Shells?

  • pepperoni slices
  • Italian sausage – cooked and crumbled
  • oregano – fresh or dried
  • fresh Parmesan cheese
  • onion – sauteed in olive oil
  • mushrooms
  • sliced olives
  • spinach
  • artichoke quarters
  • ham and pineapple
  • green peppers – sauteed in olive oil

 

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You Might Like these Sides to your Pizza Stuffed Shells

Do your pasta shells need to be boiled before baking?

  • Yes. It would be best to boil the pasta shells according to your package directions. Include a few extra shells to replace those that split open

Can Pizza Stuffed Shells be stored?

  • Yes. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days

Can I Freeze Pizza Stuffed Shells?

Yes, you can. My suggestion would be to grab a disposable aluminum baking dish. You can get them at the Dollar Tree. Assemble the shells, and follow the recipe up until baking. Instead of baking the Pizza Stuffed Shells, place some Press and Seal and the second layer of aluminum foil over the baking dish. Place the dish in the freezer and freeze for up to 3 months. Add an additional 15-20 minutes of baking time for thawing.

Are you ready to make this Pizza Alternative? Let’s make sure that you have everything you need…

Ingredients:

  • large shell pasta – about 24 shells
  • water for boiling the shells + 2 tsp. of salt
  • 2  jars of pizza sauce
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • various pizza toppings – pepperoni, olives, broccoli, mushrooms, cooked shredded chicken, etc…
  • 9 x 13 pan

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How Do I Make Pizza Stuffed Shells?

(full instructions are in the printable below)

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook the pasta shells in the water and salt combination
  • Drain and rinse
  • Spoon 1 cup of sauce into the bottom of the pan
  • Set out your cheese, sauce, and toppings
  • Start stuffing your shells with a spoonful of sauce, cheese, and toppings  – amounts will vary depending on everyone’s individual tastes
  • Spoon the rest of the sauce over the shells
  • If desired – sprinkle additional mozzarella cheese on top
  • Bake for about 25 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melted

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Here’s a quick video to show you how we made our Pizza Stuffed Shells…

Here’s the recipe for Pizza Stuffed Shells

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Stuffed Shells Individual Pizzas

Have fun creating your own pizzas!

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Shells 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 lbs. of large shell pasta – about 24 shells
  • 1 large pot of water + 2 tsp. of salt
  • 2 (14 oz.) jars of pizza sauce
  • 12 oz. of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • various pizza toppings – pepperoni, olives, broccoli, mushrooms, cooked shredded chicken, etc…
  • 9 x 13 pan

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cook the pasta shells in the water and salt combination, according to the package directions
  3. Drain and rinse
  4. Spoon 1 cup of sauce into the bottom of the pan
  5. Set out your cheese, sauce, and toppings
  6. Start stuffing your shells with a spoonful of sauce, cheese, and toppings  – amounts will vary depending on everyone’s individual tastes
  7. Spoon the rest of the sauce over the shells
  8. If desired – sprinkle more cheese on top
  9. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melted

Notes

  • Don’t overcook the shells. They will start to loose their shape and fall apart

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