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One Pot Unstuffed Shells

One Pot Unstuffed Shells - this easy stuffed shell recipe is all made in one pot without all the extra work! It's a great weeknight meal and everyone loves it!
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $8


  • 1 10 ounce package Shell Pasta (or your favorite shape)
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ cup diced yellow onion (about 1/2 of a medium onion)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (finely chopped_
  • 1 28 ounces can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella


  • Cook pasta in a large pot according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Using the same pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until onion is translucent, about 3-4 minutes, stirring often. Add the tomatoes, honey, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper and stir. Cover and cook, stirring a few times, for about 8-10 minutes. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  • Return pasta to the pot with the sauce, then add the ricotta and mozzarella and stir until cheese melts.
  • Serve hot. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 691mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 641IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 416mg | Iron: 1mg