Meatless Monday Recipe: Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
February 2, 2014

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Do you have family members who don’t eat meat?  Are you out of recipe ideas and looking for new creative ways for dinner?  Well, MorningStar Farms has some great meatless products and recipe ideas that will leave your family and friends wanting more.

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 When I headed to our local grocery store, I found a HUGE selection of MorningStar Farms products!  I couldn’t believe the selection, plus they were on sale.  I was going to be making Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells, so I needed to purchase the MorningStar Farms Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles.

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These recipe-ready veggie crumbles are perfect for your favorite chili, spaghetti sauce, tacos and more.  MorningStar Farms Grillers Burger Style Recipe Crumbles contain 75% less fat than regular ground beef crumbles, cooked (pan-browned).  Regular ground beef crumbles, cooked (pan-browned), contain 10g fat per serving (55g).  MorningStar Farms Grillers Burger Style Recipe Crumbles contain 2.5g total fat per serving (55g).

#spon #MorningStar #RecipesCHEESE STUFFED PASTA SHELLS


– 18 dried jumbo pasta shells
– 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
– 1 egg, slightly beaten
– 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
– 3/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
– 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese or provolone cheese (2 oz.)
– 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
– 1/4 tsp pepepr
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 cups MorningStar Farms Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles
– 2 cups Marinara Sauce


1 – Cook the pasta according to the package directions.  Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water.  Be sure to drain it well.

2 – Place spinach in the colander.  Use the back of a spoon to press liquid out of the spinach.

3 – In a medium bowl, stir the spinach and egg.  Stir in the ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, oregano, pepper and garlic.  Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture into each pasta shell.

4 – Arrange in an 8x8x2-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

5 – In a bowl, mix the marinara sauce with the MorningStar Farms Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles.  Pour the Crumbles Sauce over the top.  Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese.

6 – Tightly cover with foil and bake, covered, at 350ยฐ F for 50 minutes. Remove foil. Bake, uncovered, at 350ยฐ F about 10 minutes more or until heated through. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Serve with salad and garlic bread.  Enjoy!

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Kelloggโ€™s MorningStar via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kelloggโ€™s MorningStar. 

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

10 Responses to “Meatless Monday Recipe: Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells”

  1. Julie Wood says:

    This recipe looks so delicious, and I like having meatless meals. I will have to make this on Sunday. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Betsy Barnes says:

    I love this recipe! Looks very easy, plus, very yummy, going to try it, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Betsy Barnes says:

    I love this recipe! Looks very easy, plus, very yummy, going to try it, think my family will love it, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Kathy Lane says:

    This is a great looking recipe!I have never tried the MorningStar Crumbles before,but I have tried a couple of their other products,and they was pretty good.I am saving this recipe to make for my family as soon as I can get out to the store to pick up what I need for it.Thanks for sharing.

  5. Todd Lovessweeps says:

    The shells look delicious – thanks for the recipe

  6. OH Yum girl I bet the boys would eat this up and not think a thing of it! Saving it!

  7. Janice Cooper says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe. It looks soooo good!!! I’m going to share this with my mother-in-law because she is a vegetarian and uses MorningStar crumbles and is always looking for some good recipes using MorningStar products ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Lisa Brown says:

    One of my favorite things to eat. Looks yummy!

  9. I didn’t know Morning Star had crumbles. Will definitely have to give them a try. I don’t think I have had stuffed shells since my Mom made them when I was a kid. Looks wonderful! Shaunna

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