Shrimp Stuffed Shells from Cooking Light

Look for potato starch near the cornstarch in your supermarket. The shrimp goes into the pasta shells raws to prevent it from overcooking while the pasta bakes.

Yield: 5 servings
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  • 20 uncooked jumbo pasta shells (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup(s) chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoon(s) minced garlic (about 6 cloves)
  • 1/2 cup(s) 1/3 less-fat cream cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup(s) 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground red pepper
  • 1/3 cup(s) chopped fresh basil
  • 1 pound(s) medium shrimp peeled, deveined & coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon(s) potato starch
  • cooking spray
  • 3 cup(s) lower-sodium marinara sauce divided
  • 1/3 cup(s) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. 2. Cook pasta 7 minutes or until almost al dente, omitting salt and fat. Drain well.
  3. 3. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 1 minutes, stirring constantly. Add cream cheese, milk and pepper; cook until cheese melts, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in basil. Place shrimp in a bowl. Sprinkle with potato starch; toss well to coat. Add cream cheese mixture to shrimp; toss well.
  4. 4. Divide shrimp mixture evenly among the pasta shells. Coat a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray; spread 1 cup marinara sauce over bottom of the dish. Arrange shells in prepared dish; top with remaining 2 cups marinara. Sprinkle shells evenly with Parmigian-Reggiano cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until shrimp is done.
September 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by marybillingsley and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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