Instant Pot Stuffed Shells with Meat Sauce

by 247tasty

Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 8 mins | Total Time: 50 mins | Yield: 8 Servings

This dish was made easy with the help of the Instant Pot! In less than an hour, these Stuffed Shells with Meat Sauce will surely take you to flavor-town! Packed with delicious ingredients, this recipe will be the best decision you will ever make today. Enjoy!


1 tbsp Italian seasoning
1 Egg
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
2 c water
8 ounces conchiglie pasta/ jumbo pasta shells
24 ounces pasta sauce
4 c mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided (about 1lb)
1/2 c Parmesan cheese
15 ounces of ricotta cheese
1-pound lean ground beef


Press the “Sauté” button on the Instant Pot. Add the ground beef, then cook for a few minutes until crumbly and brown. Stir in the seasonings into the ground beef to taste.

For the Cheese Filling:

In a mixing bowl, add 3 cups of mozzarella cheese, egg, ricotta cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Whisk everything until well incorporated. Transfer it inside a piping bag. Stuff each pasta shell with the cheese filling.

Transfer the beef mixture to the prepared pan and spread it evenly.

Add about 1/4 cup of water into the pan, then deglaze it by scraping the bottom to get the browned bits.

To Assemble:

Put the pasta shells on top of the meat mixture and arrange them in a single layer.

Add water and pasta on top of the pasta. Make sure not to stir.

Cover the pot, then press the “Pressure Cook” button and cook everything for about 8 minutes on a high setting.

Open and sprinkle 1 cup of mozzarella cheese on top, then stir until well blended. Allow the cheese to melt completely.

Serve and enjoy!


Place any leftovers in an airtight container, then place put in the fridge. They can last up to 3 days or 3 months in the freezer. Reheat for a few minutes before serving again.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving: 1serving Calories: 499 kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 1283mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1073IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 504mg | Iron: 3mg

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