Delicious stuffed shells are the perfect weeknight dinner. Jumbo pasta shells are stuffed with a hearty ground turkey-mushroom filling and topped with a yummy Gouda cheese sauce - hard to beat that!  

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Baking Time: 18 minutes

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Serves: 6

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  • 24 jumbo pasta shells    
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) butter
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups (500 mL) 2% Ontario Milk 
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh Ontario Parsley
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Ontario Gouda Cheese


  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 1 small Ontario Onion, diced
  • 8 oz (227 g) Ontario Crimini Mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large Ontario Carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 450 g Ontario Ground Turkey 
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Ontario Gouda Cheese
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) breadcrumbs 
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh Ontario Parsley


Lightly grease 9- x 13-inch (3.L) baking dish. Bring large pot of salted water to rolling boil. Cook pasta according to package directions until just ad dente. Drain well; immediately place shells on bottom of baking dish. 

In large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper cook for 30 seconds. Slowly whisk in chicken broth and then milk. Continue to whisk; bring to simmer, cook for 2 minutes or until thickened. Whisk in parsley and Gouda; remove from heat once cheese is melted. 

Filling: In large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook onion for 3 minutes or until just browned. Stir in mushrooms, garlic, carrot, salt and pepper; cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add turkey; cook breaking up with wooden spoon for 5 minutes. Stir 1 cup (250 mL) of the sauce into skillet. Spoon turkey filling into each pasta shell; place stuffed side up in baking dish. Top with remaining sauce, sprinkle with Gouda and breadcrumbs. Cover with foil, bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 15 minutes. Remove foil; broil for 3 minutes. Serve sprinkled with parsley.  

Tip: Make ahead and refrigerate for up to 2 days. When ready to cook, bake covered with foil at 375°F (190°C) for 30 minutes. Remove foil and broil for 3 minutes. 

Nutritional information

1 Serving

  • PROTEIN: 36 grams
  • FAT: 25 grams
  • CARBOHYDRATE: 46 grams
  • CALORIES: 559
  • FIBRE: 2 grams
  • SODIUM: 790 mg