Salad Stuffed Shells Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Salad Stuffed Shells Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Salad Stuffed Shells

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"A really different way to present pasta salad OR your favorite recipe for tuna and chicken salad! A really creative finger food that will impress your guests at picnics, BBQs, and showers! I served this on a bed of lettuce garnished with green and black olives."

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Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta shells in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water until chilled.
  2. Combine salami, romaine lettuce, roma tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion in a large bowl; pour balsamic vinaigrette dressing over salad and toss to coat. Stuff pasta shells with lettuce mixture and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 30 mins

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • I do not recommend making this the day before as the lettuce will wilt. But you can chop everything up the night before, keeping the lettuce separate. I also found that the shells were easier to stuff when they were cold.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 21, 2012

To reduce the fat even more, I use turkey pepperoni, and substitute fresh baby spinach leaves rather than the romaine. I'll also chopped up some water chestnuts to add a little crunch. Red wine vinegar with just a little olive oil also reduced the sodium that store-bought vinaigrettes might have :)

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 09, 2014

Very original way to serve pasta salad. Family thought it was a bit bland.

 

19 Ratings

Jan 01, 2013

This rating is based mainly on the idea and presentation. Made this last night for appetizers served on deviled egg trays. I had a total of 44 large shells. The fillings I used were chicken salad, tuna salad, ham salad and a variation of the salad ingredients listed. This turned out beautiful! Was enjoyed by everyone and there were no leftovers. A keeper for sure. Thanks, Micki, for sharing a delicious, new idea!! Will be using this many times in the future.

 
Dec 18, 2012

This is a great appetizer for the office parties when everyone is on a diet. I use reduced calorie ranch and spinach chopped with the romaine. You can use almost any colorful veggie, ie, green and red peppers, carrots, small pieces of brocolli and even red cabbage. This always gets oooohhh and ahhhs.

 
Dec 16, 2012

Great idea! A fun and delicious way to serve salad. Serve in a deviled egg tray for a nice presentation.

 
Dec 18, 2012

Okay, a qualifier: I did not actually try the salad recipe, but the idea of using large shells as the vehicle for any salad is ingenious! I can't believe I have never seen this before. I have a tuna/pasta salad recipe that I plan on serving using this idea rather than mixing the pasta with the salad. The only change I would make is to boil the pasta in highly salted water {salty like the sea}.

 
Apr 04, 2014

I decided to make these last night. I used finely chopped tomato, black olives and spinach with zesty Italian dressing. Stuffed the shells and placed 3 on a bed of lettuce. Looked great and tasted the same. But next time I will also add broccoli and cauliflower.

 
Oct 06, 2013

Did not have all the listed ingredients - just made a big tossed chop salad with romaine lettuce, cukes, tomatoes, red onion, shredded carrot, a little shredded parmesan cheese toasted almonds and croutons. Tossed half with italian dressing and half with Catalina (red) dressing. Drizzled more dressing on top and sprinkled with more cheese. Took them to a pot luck - total hit. Next time I am in a hurry for a pot luck dish, I think I might just buy deli salad and stuff with that - tried a few at home with the broccoli salad - was tasty!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 312 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 14.3 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 819 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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