Quick and Easy Unstuffed Pasta Shells (Reduced Fat)

20 mins (prep 5, cooking 15)
12 ingredients
4 servings
This is a dish I make often when I just need to throw a meal together quickly. It reminds me of the stuffed pasta shells my mother used to make when I was a kid but this is more of an 'unstuffed' version. Over the years I have adapted it to be reduced in fat and when possible I use wholewheat pasta shells. I have also made it with ground turkey in the past and that worked just as well. This is quick and easy comfort food for me.

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Serving Size (172.78 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 164.09 Calories from Fat 103.59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.51g 70.81%
Saturated Fat 6.48g 129.64%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 31.05mg 41.4%
Sodium 191.12mg 31.85%
Total Carbohydrate 5.78g 7.7%
Dietary Fiber 1.52 g 24.29%
Sugars 2.83 g %
Protein 11.72g 93.73%
Vitamin A 298.03IU% Vitamin C 2.82mg%
Calcium 219.54mg% Iron 0.97mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium pasta shells, lean ground beef, fat-free, soup, nonfat milk, dried basil, dried parsley, baby peas, low-fat