Elegant Crab Stuffed Shells

Elegant Crab Stuffed Shells

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  • 8 large pasta shells
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish


  1. Cook the pasta shells according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the crabmeat, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, chopped parsley, red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Stuff each cooked pasta shell with the crabmeat and cheese mixture.
  5. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce in a baking dish. Place the stuffed shells in the dish.
  6. Top the shells with the remaining marinara sauce and sprinkle with extra mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  7. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes until heated through and the cheese is bubbly.
  8. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve hot.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

These Elegant Crab Stuffed Shells are a delightful seafood twist on a classic Italian dish. The tender pasta shells are filled with a luxurious mixture of lump crabmeat, creamy ricotta cheese, and a blend of Italian cheeses, all baked to perfection in a savory marinara sauce. The result is a dish that’s elegant enough for special occasions but easy enough for a weeknight dinner.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 360
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g

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