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Roast Beef Stuffed Shells


"These roast beef, horseradish, and Cheddar stuffed pasta shells are easy to prepare and always a crowd pleaser."
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50 m servings 556 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 - 3 shell servings)


  • Calories:
  • 556 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 28.2 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.3g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 33.6 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 1901 mg
  • 76%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 - 9x13 inch baking dishes.
  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 pasta shells, 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 10 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink and place shells on a sheet of wax paper to cool.
  3. Combine the roast beef and the gravy in a large saucepan and place over medium-low heat. Cook for 10 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to fill each shell with roast beef, draining off as much gravy as possible. Spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons of horseradish sauce on top of the beef in each shell. Place the shells in the greased baking dishes, and top with the remaining gravy. Sprinkle the Cheddar cheese evenly over the stuffed shells. Bake, uncovered, until the cheese is melted and the filling is hot and bubbly, about 20 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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  1. 62 Ratings

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I have been wanting to make this recipe for a long, long time. Today the weather was cool, I had left over roast beef and gravy and I finally got to make it! We loved it. I did not drain my be...

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This was just ok. 2 out of 4 people liked it in my house. I followed the recipe exactly (save for making my own gravy). I kind of want to make it again but I have to think about how to make it...

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I have been wanting to make this recipe for a long, long time. Today the weather was cool, I had left over roast beef and gravy and I finally got to make it! We loved it. I did not drain my be...

Made these for lunch, and they were tasty. I made my own gravy(beef/mushroom), since that's what the submitter orginally intended, but it was removed from the final posting, and I used cojack on...

Now, I did change this recipe a bit but I give it 5 stars because the basics work and I was very skeptical of roast beef in shells but it was so delicious. It reminded me of poutine. I used the ...

you must add more horseradish! any leftover meat will work, roastbeef being the best. a great appetizer!

I've been wanting to try this recipe for over a year and finally made it for dinner tonight. Yes, I did my own thing with it, but not too drastically different from the original recipe. I only w...

you can also use homemade gravy if you prefer. also if you dont like horseradish you can omit it or use less according to your taste. i personally dont like horseradish but my wife does so i put...

These were a nice change from the usual dinner. I skipped the horseradish for personal preference. I did find it to be pretty salty - probably from the deli meat and jarred gravy combo. My fi...

Surprisingly good. I cut this down to one 7 oz. pkg. of roast beef (which is all I had) and it filled 12 jumbo shells. I used 2 pkgs. of brown gravy mix and made them according to directions. I ...

Very good stuffed shells. I used "Simple Beef Flavored Gravy" for the gravy. Rather than topping with horseradish sauce, I put a big glob of it with the gravy and mixed it all together because I...