Lasagna Stuffed Shells
This meal prep recipe
checks all da boxes.
First of all, it’s quick to make!
Lasagna stuffed shells take all of 20 minutes to prepare, start to finish! Boil a pot of water and let the shells soften while you brown some ground turkey simultaneously. That’ll take 10-15 minutes. Then it’s another 5 minutes to stuff the jumbo shells and you’re done!
On-point with the macros…
Stuffed lasagna shells also check the macro-balanced box. If you’ve been here a while, you know that all Fueling Function recipes are protein- or fiber-dominant and my complete meal prep recipes contain at least 20g protein and 4-8g fiber. Boom, we’re all set!
I’m pairing this up with an Italian salad to hit my fiber target, but feel free to choose your favorite veggie as the side dish.
It’s also convenient.
You guys have told me in the past that you prefer easy over everything. That’s why there’s minimal ingredients here: Ground turkey, laughing cow wedges (or use cream cheese), jarred tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and jumbo shells. No need to simmer your own tomato sauce (unless you’re into that), no need to prepare your own pasta (unless you’re into that). Easy peasy without compromising flavor!
Finally, lasagna stuffed shells are family-friendly.
Walking lasagna bites—heck yes! Or as my brother Sam kept calling them: Lasagna tacos. And you know what, he’s right: your girl is never not thinking about innovative ways to taco.
I paired my stuffed lasagna shells with a mixed greens salad and Primal Kitchen Italian vinaigrette dressing. Since Italian dressing is zippy and refreshing, I like to use dark green and purple leaves like tango and oak as the base. This Artisan Lettuce mixture from Smiths/Kroger is a winning salad base and it’s about the same price as bagged greens. Add some cucumber and tomatoes then you’re all set!
Primal Kitchen dressing is a bit more expensive than others in the grocery store but it’s made with higher quality, anti-inflammatory oil (avocado oil, specifically). Just remember to shake it well before pouring into condiment cups. Never pre-dress your salads!
I’m excited for you all to give this one a try. If you have kiddos and they like this meal, please let me know! I’d eventually like to make a library of family-friendly meals so your input’s very useful.
MACROS PER SHELL
Calories: 100 | Fat: 2g | Protein: 14g | Carb: 10g | Fiber: 1g
MACROS FOR THE WHOLE MEAL
Calories: 490 | Fat: 17g | Protein: 46g | Carb: 41g | Fiber: 4g
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Yields 4 servings
4 shells per serving
1.5 pounds extra lean ground turkey
16 jumbo shells (about half a box)
1 cup preferred spaghetti sauce
4 Laughing Cow light Swiss cheese wedges
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/4 tsp garlic powder (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups dark mixed greens (rec in notes)
1/2 cucumber – chopped
2 tomatoes – chopped
1/2 cup Primal Kitchen Italian Vinaigrette Dressing – divided into 2oz condiment cups
First, prep the shells: Bring a large pot of 6 cups of water to a boil. Add a pinch of salt, followed by dry shells. Simmer over medium-high heat until shells are soft, about 10 minutes. Drain water, then allow shells to cool down before stuffing.
Ground turkey mixture: Over the stovetop, add turkey to skillet and cook over medium heat, breaking it up as you go. Once ground turkey is no longer pink, reduce heat to low and add cheese wedges. Break up the wedges to soften them. Add seasonings and tomato sauce to the mixture and stir well to combine.
Stuffing: Scoop a spoonful of the ground turkey mixture into each shell until you’ve used up the mixture. Note: I estimate about 2 tbsp stuffing per shell in the macro calculations.
Assembly: In a meal prep container, place 4 stuffed shells on one side. On the other, add 1 cup mixed greens, cucumbers, and tomato. Store dressing in a 2oz condiment cup alongside your meal.