Turkey-Stuffed Pasta Shells

Turkey-Stuffed Pasta Shells

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People who think turkey makes them sleepy are in for a tasty awakening. These jumbo pasta shells come with jumbo-sized flavor because they’re stuffed with SPAM® Oven Roasted Turkey and baked on a zesty bed of marinara sauce.

60 min 12 servings 9 ingredients


  • 1 12-ounce can SPAM® Oven Roasted Turkey cut into cubes
  • 1 10-ounce package thawed and well drained frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 24 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 lightly beaten large egg
  • 1 16-ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 1 15-ounce package part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese


  • 1.Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2.In large pot of boiling water, cook pasta shells 11 to 13 minutes or until tender but still firm. Drain well; cool.
  • 3.Meanwhile, in bowl, stir together SPAM® Oven Roasted Turkey, cheeses, egg, spinach and nutmeg. Spoon about 1/4 cup filling into each shell.
  • 4.Spread 1/2 of marinara sauce over bottom of 13x9-inch casserole. Arrange filled shells over sauce. Drizzle remaining 1/2 of marinara sauce over shells.
  • 5.Cover casserole; bake 15 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until heated thoroughly. Sprinkle with additional nutmeg and Parmesan cheese, if desired. Garnish with fresh basil sprigs.


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