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Cream Cheese and Beef Stuffed Shells

A cross between lasagna and a meaty casserole these hearty Cream Cheese and Beef Stuffed Shells are comfort food at its finest!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cream Cheese and Beef Stuffed Shells, hamburger stuffed shells
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 576kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 9x13 Baking Dish
  • Meat Masher


  • 1 box Large shell pasta cooked and drained
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.  Cook pasta until tender.  Drain and cool.  
  • In a skillet over medium high heat brown ground beef, season with salt and pepper and drain well.
  • Turn down to low heat and add cream cheese and use a meat masher or sturdy spoon to mix well.
  • Stir in parmesan cheese and half of cheddar cheese until lightly melted. Set skillet off of the heat.
  • Stuff shells and arrange in a single layer in a 9 x 13" or larger baking dish. An additional smaller dish may also be needed.
  • Spread sauce over pasta and cover with foil.  Bake for 40-45 minutes until shells are warmed through.
  • Uncover and sprinkle remaining cheese on top in an even layer. Return to over for about 10 minutes until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Serve warm and enjoy!


Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 1002mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 278mg | Iron: 3mg