Sunday, June 7, 2020

Paella Stuffed Shells

Paella Stuffed Shells

I combined 2 of my favorite “special occasion” type meals into ane! Paella definitely isn’t something I brand for dinner on a random nighttime, it’second more of a dish I’d brand for a especial occasion or holiday. Same goes for stuffed shells. Even though they are super slow to make, they but appear more of like a process or exceptional sort of repast..yous know what I hateful?

Paella Stuffed Shells

I want to dive headfirst into this pan. I tin’t make up one's mind what I love the almost virtually it!

Pasta ever has my heart, simply the paella “spin” on this makes it extra special.

Paella Stuffed Shells

I added chorizo together with sautéed shrimp to the ricotta mixture, as well as I added saffron together with smoked paprika to the tomato sauce to hand it a Spanish flair! Oh too peas likewise. Because I dear peas in my paella. And I honey peas inwards general. They’re and so underrated, inwards my view.

Instead of using straight mozzarella together with parm like you lot’d use inwards traditional stuffed shells, I added manchego! If yous’ve never tried it, it’second a Castilian cheese that is SO delicious..sort of like to parmesan or asiago, only milder. I love it!

I likewise kept the fresh mozzarella, because I tin can’t brand a baked pasta without it!

Paella Stuffed Shells

If you’ve ever been intimidated by making paella or stuffed shells, you lot tin totally make it. This recipe is SO unproblematic in addition to super flavorful, in addition to you lot could even ready it ahead of time and bake it when cook! It would probably work as a freezer meal as well.

This is especial plenty that yous could even get in for a holiday dinner!

Paella Stuffed Shells

The saffron too paprika inward the sauce merely hand it that extra “what is that?” flavour together with the chorizo in addition to shrimp in the shells hand this dish SO much flavour also, without whatsoever attempt. I loveeee sausage in addition to seafood together.

I call for to make more things amongst that combo.

Paella Stuffed Shells

You should totally brand this if you take a intermission from cookies. I know I volition shortly!

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Paella Stuffed Shells amongst Shrimp, Chorizo, too Saffron Tomato Sauce

These paella stuffed shells are a fun spin on a classic! Stuffed alongside chorizo together with shrimp, topped amongst manchego, too baked in a saffron Lycopersicon esculentum sauce!


Main Course



Prep Time fifteen minutes

Cook Time 45 minutes

Total Time i hour

Servings iv

Author Spices inward My DNA


  • eighteen
    jumbo shells, cooked but shy of al dente*

  • two
    olive rock oil, divided

  • 1/two
    xanthous onion, chopped

  • three
    garlic, finely chopped

  • salt in addition to pepper

  • i
    (28 ounce) can
    crushed tomatoes

  • one
    (fifteen ounce) tin
    love apple sauce

  • 2

  • ane/two
    smoked paprika

  • one/ii
    Italian seasoning

  • one
    loving cup
    frozen peas

  • 1/2
    shrimp, peeled too deveined, cut into minor pieces

  • ii
    fresh chorizo, casing removed*

  • 8
    ball of fresh mozzarella, sliced

  • xvi
    container whole milk ricotta cheese

  • 1
    freshly grated manchego, divided, summation extra for serving

  • 1/four
    chopped flat leaf parsley, divided

  • freshly grated parmesan cheese for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375℉.

  2. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high estrus in addition to add together ane tablespoon of the olive petroleum. Add the onion too garlic together with sauté for iii-iv minutes, stirring oft. Season with common salt in addition to pepper.

  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato plant sauce, saffron, smoked paprika, in addition to Italian seasoning as well as bring to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes over medium rut. In the concluding few minutes of cooking, stir inwards the peas to estrus through. Remove from rut as well as set aside. Season to sense of taste alongside common salt too pepper.

  4. While the sauce is simmering, make the filling. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high oestrus and add together the other tablespoon of olive fossil oil. Add the chorizo and make for three-five minutes, breaking it upwards alongside your spatula into pocket-size pieces, until aureate brownish. Add the shrimp as well as cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from rut too let cool for several minutes.

  5. Once sausage and shrimp mixture has cooled for a few minutes, transfer to a bowl too add the ricotta, half of the manchego, together with one-half of the parsley. Stir to combine.

  6. Place several spoonfuls of the Lycopersicon esculentum sauce into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish as well as shine it out to encompass the bottom of the dish. Fill each vanquish generously with the ricotta mixture too home inwards the baking dish. Once all shells take been filled, drizzle several spoonfuls of the tomato sauce over the shells (yous volition have close to extra), and then finish amongst the slices of mozzarella as well as the remaining manchego.

  7. Bake for thirty minutes, and then switch your oven to broil. Remove the shells from the oven in addition to once broiler has preheated, home the shells back into the oven and broil for a few minutes or until cheese is golden too bubbly.

  8. Serve amongst extra grated manchego, parmesan, in addition to chopped parsley, together with extra sauce besides if yous want!

Recipe Notes

*I cooked the shells for viii-9 minutes, which is simply shy of al dente
*You tin can unremarkably notice fresh chorizo in casing behind the butcher counter in the pith instance, or earth amongst all of the other sausage. If you tin can't discover the fresh version, they usually sell it pre-cooked. In that example, chop it upwardly small in addition to follow the recipe as directed.
*You volition accept some extra tomato sauce. It will keep in the fridge for up to a calendar week!