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The Best Vegan Stuffed Shells

Quick and easy meal for potlucks, holidays, or weeknight meals. The Best Vegan Stuffed Pasta Shells will impress everyone, vegan or otherwise.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 415kcal

Ingredients

PASTA

  • 12 ounces Jumbo Shell Pasta cook 9 minutes, drain, rinse, and dry on paper towels

"MEATY" FILLING

  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano dried or fresh, minced
  • 1 Tablespoons basil minced
  • 12 ounces Boca Orginals Crumbles or ground meat alternative of choice
  • 2 Field Roast Vegan Italian Sausages or vegan Italian sausages of choice; ground in the food processor

SAUCE

OPTIONAL

Instructions

  • Fill large pot of water with 2 teaspoons of salt.
  • Bring water to a roaring bubble
  • Add jumbo pasta shells
  • Stir and boil for 9 minutes
  • Drain, rinse with cool water, and place on paper towels to drain and dry
  • Add onions and garlic to a large skillet
  • Cook on medium-low until translucent; add a little water if it begins to stick
  • Add Bocca Original Crumbles or  ground meat alternative of choice
  • Cook on low
  • In a food processor cut Vegan Italian Sausage into large pieces
  • Pulse until it is a ground texture similar to the Bocca crumbles
  • Add to cooking onion, garlic and Bocca Crumbles
  • Stir
  • Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and spices
  • Cook until browned and heated through
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool

ASSEMBLING IN THE PAN

  • In a 9x13 glass pyrex pan or any 9X 13-inch pan of choice, pour ¼ of the marinara sauce in the bottom of the pan.
  • Using a spoon, spread the marinara around; this will prevent your pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pan without the need for oil.
  • Using a spoon, fill each pasta shell with the "meat" mixture
  • Place each filled noodle in the pan opening side up.
  • Place all the shells next to each other
  • Pour the remaining sauce on top of the filled noodles
  • Cover with aluminum foil

COOKING

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Place covered pan in the middle of the oven
  • Cook for 30 minutes, covered
  • Removed from oven
  • Let sit for 5 minutes; remove the aluminum foil
  • Scoop shells into a shallow bowl or on a plate

Notes

I suggest serving these shells with roast vegetables, a side salad, or a grilled piece of bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 1321mg | Potassium: 1079mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1059IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 13mg