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Crockpot Pesto Stuffed Shells

An easy and foolproof way to make stuffed shells: use the crockpot! The pesto gives these stuffed shells delicious flavor and the three cheeses used also don't hurt to use either :)
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword crockpot, Pesto Stuffed Shells
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 268kcal
Author Lauren


About 1/2 Crock-Pot Bolognese recipe

  • 12 pasta shells cooked

For the Filling:

  • 2 cups low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup prepared pesto
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Extra cheeses for the top if desired
  • parsley flakes for garnish, optional


  • Make Crockpot Bolognese Sauce according to directions.
  • Spread about 1 1/2 cups of sauce into the bottom of your crockpot to serve as a base and a no-crunchy-or-burned-noodle-barrier. Set aside.
  • For the filling, stir all ingredients together until combined. Spoon filling into cooked shells, stuffing evenly. Place into bottom of crockpot, onto that sauce.
  • Spoon more sauce over the top of each shell and sprinkle with extra cheese if you feel so inclined.
  • Cover and cook 1 1/2 hours on high or 3 hours on low OR until hot all the way through. Sprinkle with parsley flakes and serve.**Non-crockpot directions: Place shells into 9x13 baking dish, cover with foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until hot.


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 931mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 666IU | Calcium: 312mg | Iron: 1mg