Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffed Shells Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffed Shells Recipe
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffed Shells

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"This recipe sounds odd, but I promise it makes for an unbelievable, rich hearty meal! Family and friends all show up a couple days AFTER Thanksgiving knowing this will be on the menu... Cheesy and delicious, and feeds a crowd!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the shell pasta, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 13 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  3. Place turkey and stuffing in food processor, and pulse until finely ground and combined. Place the ground turkey and stuffing mixture in the bowl of a stand mixer along with the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, and 2 cups of the mozzarella. Mix with paddle attachment on medium-low until well blended.
  4. Spread 1/2 cup of gravy on the bottom of the prepared dish. Stuff the pre-cooked pasta shells with the turkey mixture and place in the dish in tight rows. Top with the remaining gravy and the remaining 2 cups of mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake, covered, for 45 minutes. Uncover and cook for an additional 10 minutes until top is browned and bubbly. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
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  • PREP 25 mins
  • COOK 1 hr 10 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 40 mins

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • 1 - 6 ounce package of prepared instant stuffing mix can be used in place of leftover stuffing and 1 - 10.75 ounce can of cream of chicken soup can be used in place of leftover gravy.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2008

This recipe does sound a bit odd but I gave it a try and everyone loved it! I added some leftover corn casserole and it was delicious.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 25, 2011

Used extra ... But unfortunately it was so boring ... Needs onions or something added ...

 
Nov 30, 2008

This was great. Such a nice change from the casseroles and enchiladas that we usually make. Hubby loved them. Very fussy daughter had seconds. Thanks for sharing. Awesome!

 
Dec 29, 2008

I wanted to find a recipe that used turkey but was different from the stews, soups and pot pies. This was the perfect recipe. I used canneloni pasta instead of the large shells (b/c that is what I had on hand). Works well :) The hubby LOVED it!!

 
Jan 05, 2011

Made this for the first time last night and they were soooooo good......The recipe was easy to follow. Plus it gave me a chance to use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer that I got for Christmas.... I think that next time I will try this with chicken instead of turkey.

 
Jan 30, 2009

Made this last night and was really, really good! Was surprised the husband loved it cuz he's used to the beef stuffed shells his mom makes...I used Stove Top stuffing for turkey - anyway, weird ingredients for shells but GREAT!

 
Dec 01, 2010

Made this for a "Leftover Party" I went to. It was a huge hit!! Great way to reinvent turkey and stuffing. The texture is a bit strange but it tastes good!

 
Jun 11, 2009

I thought this was very good. A great way to use up a bunch of turkey breast. The family really enjoyed this. I would make this again.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 675 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 64.9 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 28 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 37.5 g
  • 75%
  • Sodium
  • 1367 mg
  • 55%

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

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