STREAMING NOW: Nigella: At My Table

Beef and Tomato Stuffed Shells

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“A great stuffed shells recipe that is filled with ground beef instead of the usual cheese stuffing. I modified this slightly from a recipe I found in a Southern Living cookbook.”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook shells in boiling water to desired doneness; rinse in cool water and drain.
  2. Cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet until brown and crumbly; drain.
  3. Add pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper; set aside.
  4. Combine beef broth, drained dried tomatoes, pesto, and garlic in blender; cover and process until well blended into a smooth puree.
  5. Stir tomato mixture into beef mixture.
  6. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoonful of ground beef mixture into each shell.
  7. Arrange shells in a lightly greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
  8. Combine spaghetti sauce and wine, and pour evenly over shells.
  9. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  10. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese, and bake and additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a