Looking for a fun dinner recipe the whole family will love? Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells is just what you need! Pasta shells stuffed with seasoned meat, peppers, onion, and cheese, then baked with a homemade cheese sauce… yes, please!
Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells
“What’s for dinner” is often a challenging question to answer. When you want to try something new, go for Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells! We loved this twist on the classic Philly cheesesteak, but stuffed into pasta shells.
Ingredients You Will Need
(full amounts in recipe box below)
- Ground beef
- Green bell pepper
- Worcestershire sauce
- Jumbo shells
- Cheddar cheese
- Beef broth
How To Make Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells
First, brown the ground beef and remove it from the pan. Melt the butter in the pan, then add the onion and bell pepper and sauté until softened. Add the browned beef back to the pan along with Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, salt, and pepper. Cook this mixture together for just a couple of minutes.
Cook the pasta shells according to the package instructions, then stuff them with the meat filling and place them in a single layer in a glass baking dish.
Stuff each shell with small cubes of the cheese.
In a large pot, whisk together milk, beef broth, and cornstarch and heat over medium heat. Once this mixture is hot, add the rest of the cheese and whisk until melted and combined.
Pour half of the cheese sauce over the stuffed shells. Reserve the rest of the sauce to serve with the shells.
Bake the stuffed shells at 350ºF for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
What Should I Serve with Philly Cheesesteak Pasta?
The stuffed shells themselves are already a very hearty meal, but you will want to add a side dish. Here are a few suggestions:
- Tossed salad
- Fruit salad
- Steamed or oven roasted vegetables
- Fresh Italian bread with butter
Can I Leave Out the Pepper and Onion?
We love the flavor the green bell pepper and onion add to this dish. But for some, they may not enjoy these ingredients. It is totally fine to leave them out, or cook them separately from the meat to just add to some of the stuffed shells.
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Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion peeled and diced
- 1 green bell pepper seeded and diced
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 24 jumbo pasta shells cooked according to package directions
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Crumble the ground beef in to the skillet and cook, stirring often, until completely browned. Remove the beef from the pan and set aside. Drain the fat from the pan.
- Add the butter to the skillet and melt over medium heat. When the butter is melted, add the diced onion and bell pepper and saute until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add the browned beef back to the skillet. Add the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, salt, and pepper; mix well. Cook the mixture for about 2 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Fill the cooked pasta shells with the meat mixture and place in an even layer in a glass baking dish.
- Add half of the cheddar cheese cubes to the stuffed shells (we stuffed two cheese cubes into each shell).
- In a medium sauce pan, whisk together the milk, beef broth, and cornstarch. Heat the mixture over medium heat until hot, then add the remaining cheddar cheese; stir until melted and the sauce thickens. Pour half of the sauce over the stuffed shells in the pan.
- Bake the stuffed shells at 350F for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
- Serve hot with the extra cheese sauce on the side.