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Enchilada Stuffed Shells Recipe

Enchilada stuffed shells make a quick and easy dinner. Boiled pasta shells are stuffed with cooked seasoned ground turkey and refried beans. The shells are placed into a baking dish topped with enchilada sauce and cheese and then baked in the oven. If you want you can use ground hamburger instead of turkey. After the shells have finished baking you can top them with any additional ingredients you want such green onions, cilantro, tomato, black olives, and sour cream. This recipe can easily be double to feed several people. Enjoy.

(Makes 3 servings)

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Enchilada Stuffed Shells Recipe

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  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 15 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 2 (10 ounces) can enchilada sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried minced onion
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ cup refried beans
  • 1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese



  1.  Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Drain and set aside. In a large skillet over medium heat brown ground turkey until no longer pink. Drain any excess fat. Stir in onion, oregano, basil, and cumin. Stir in 1 can of the enchilada sauce. Stir in refried beans. Set aside.
  2. Fill each cooked pasta shell with the turkey/refried bean mixture. Coat an 11 x 7-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and pour half of the remaining can of enchilada sauce evenly over the bottom. Place each shell into the bottom of the dish. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the tops of the shells.
  3.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. During the last few minutes of cooking, uncover and sprinkle the tops of the shells with Colby-jack cheese. Bake until the cheese has melted.
  • Author: Bobby
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Wednesday 16th of January 2013

Just made these and they are delicious! Very easy to make as well, which is a big deal for an exceptionally amateur cook such as myself! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!

laura k

Tuesday 6th of March 2012

I bookmarked this recipe ages ago because it looked so interesting and creative! Finally made a variation last night, and used mushrooms and broccoli for the filling. So good, and such a fun thing to serve. Thanks for sharing your great idea.

Kevin (Closet Cooking)

Tuesday 25th of October 2011

A Mexican pasta sounds really good!


Monday 24th of October 2011

Great idea!


Monday 24th of October 2011

Mexican and Italian combo. Yummy!