Beefy Italian Stuffed Shells

An elegant way to elevate leftover beef Pot Roast or Brisket. Shred the meat and mix with cheese, egg, parsley and garlic, then gently fill pasta shells and top with sauce.

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  • 12 ounces cooked beef Pot Roast or Brisket
  • 20 uncooked jumbo pasta shells (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 cup lowfat cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley leaves
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
  • Chopped fresh basil (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare pasta shells according to package directions; drain. Set aside. Shred beef Pot Roast with two forks.

  2. Meanwhile, combine shredded beef, cottage cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, egg, parsley and garlic in large bowl.

  3. Fill shells evenly with beef mixture. Spread 1 cup pasta sauce on bottom of 11 X 7-inch glass baking dish. Arrange shells in dish; top with remaining sauce.

  4. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake in 375°F oven 20 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 to 8 minutes or until cheese is slightly browned and sauce is bubbly. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Garnish with basil, if desired.


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4.2 mg IRON

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6.4 mg ZINC

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* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet

Nutrition information per serving: 364 Calories; 117 Calories from fat; 13g Total Fat (5 g Saturated Fat; 5 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 119 mg Cholesterol; 1168 mg Sodium; 20 g Total Carbohydrate; 4 g Dietary Fiber; 40 g Protein; 4.2 mg Iron; 3.1 mg NE Niacin; 0.3 mg Vitamin B6; 3.4 mcg Vitamin B12; 6.4 mg Zinc; 37.3 mcg Selenium; 131 mg Choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Iron, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, and Choline; and a good source of Dietary Fiber, Niacin, and Vitamin B6.

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