Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Pasta

I recently put together a blog post about the 10 Most Unique Pasta Dishes on my site and honestly, I think I’m going to have to update it and add this amazing Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Pasta recipe to the mix! This is definitely what I’d call a “unique pasta dish.” It’s my rendition of a traditional Philly Cheesesteak except it’s in pasta form and made with simplistic ingredients.


SIMPLE INGREDIENTS

I wanted to keep the feel and taste of a traditional Philly Cheesesteak so I stuck with staples such as the fried onions and provolone cheese. But I swapped out the ribeye steak for ground beef instead. Ground beef is a lot simpler to work with and MUCH cheaper. It’s also a lot easier to stuff into the pasta shells. And to give this recipe an extra oomph of flavor, I included a few savory condiments. The mix of ketchup, soy sauce, salt, pepper and garlic made for an incredible taste combo.

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Pasta

THE SAUCE

Since this is still a pasta dish, I knew I had to add a delicious sauce to go with it. Creamy is definitely best for this recipe because it compliments the beef mixture well and the white sauce adds to the “Philly cheesesteak look.” All you’ll need to make the sauce is some beef broth, salt, cornstarch, shredded cheese and half & half. If you don’t have half & half you’re more than welcome to substitute whole milk or heavy cream instead. You can heat the sauce on the stovetop while you’re working on stuffing the shells. This will give it time to boil and start thickening up a bit. By the time you’re done stuffing the shells, the sauce should be done as well.  You can then pour it all over the Philly cheesesteak stuffed pasta right before placing the dish in the oven.

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Pasta

The whole family really enjoyed this meal and even the kids ate it! It was nice being able to sneak some meat into their diet without them fighting me. ;P And my husband and I really liked the fact that it was delicious, affordable and different from the norm. It will definitely be my new go-to meal when I’m craving a quick Philly Cheesesteak fix! Read on for the full recipe.

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe

Course: Main, PastaDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Bake time

15

minutes
Calories Per Serving

439

kcal

A unique rendition of the traditional Philly Cheesesteak except it’s in pasta form and made with simplistic ingredients!

Ingredients

  • FOR STUFFED SHELLS
  • 12 oz jumbo shells

  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 bell pepper, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 Tbs butter

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp black pepper

  • 2 tbs ketchup

  • 1 tbs soy sauce

  • 1 cup shredded cheese (provolone or mozzarella)

  • FOR SAUCE
  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 1 cup half & half (heavy cream or whole milk can work too)

  • 1 Tbs cornstarch

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ cup shredded cheese (provolone or mozzarella)

Directions

  • Cook the jumbo shells according to package instructions, leaving them SLIGHTLY undercooked
  • In a large skillet, brown the beef on medium heat until cooked through. Remove from skillet and set aside for now
  • Melt the butter in the skillet on medium heat and add the garlic, onions, and bell peppers. Fry for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add the beef back to the skillet and mix well
  • Add the ketchup, soy sauce, salt and pepper to the skillet and mix everything well. Continue heating for another 5 minutes
  • Stuff all the pasta shells with the beef mixture and then top each shell with shredded cheese. While you’re stuffing the shells start preparing the sauce
  • Add the beef broth, half & half, cornstarch and salt to a small pot. Bring to a boil. Then add the ½ cup shredded cheese and mix until sauce thickens
  • Place all the stuffed shells in a deep casserole dish and then pour the prepared sauce evenly all over them
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and then bake for 15 minutes
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container


Calories439

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 17.9g 28%
    • Saturated Fat 9.8g 50%
  • Cholesterol 92mg 31%
  • Sodium 600mg 25%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Carbohydrate 37.2g 13%
    • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    • Sugars 3.8g
  • Protein 29.9g 60%
  • Calcium 15%
  • Iron 69%
  • Vitamin D 23%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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