Cheese-stuffed pasta is always a good idea, and these stuffed shells recipes are perfect for any night of the week when your Italian-food craving strikes. Classic ricotta and marinara shells aren’t the only versions out there, though. These 22 recipes will introduce you to creative twists on the favorite, like taco stuffed shells, buffalo chicken alfredo stuffed shells, and more you haven’t tried yet.
Move over lasagna, make way for stuffed shells!
There’s something whimsically satisfying about stuffed pasta shells. Is it the shape that conjures up a sunny day at the beach with ocean surf turning over pebbles and shells as the waves retreat? Or is it the seasoned ricotta stuffing hiding inside?
I’m guessing pasta shells were invented by some mischievous pasta maker who created the shape as an act of rebellion against every parent whose ever said to a child, “stop playing with your food.”