7 Tasty Recipes With Conchiglie (Pasta Shell) Pasta

7 Tasty Recipes With Conchiglie (Pasta Shell) Pasta

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Also known simply as “shells,” or their official Italian name, conchiglie, shell pasta is a loveable pasta shape reminiscent of the sandy treasures you collect on the beach. Likewise, sea shell pasta is a treasure of Italian cuisine. There are two types of pasta shells: the larger jumbo shells and the small short-cut pasta that you enjoy the same way you might penne rigate or orecchiette.

Jumbo shells are traditionally stuffed with a ricotta cheese mixture and then baked up in tomato sauce. But there are so many variations on this classic stuffed shells recipe: ground beef, Italian sausage, cream sauces, etc. Now when it comes to the small shell pasta, this sturdy short cut of pasta boasts a practical scoop shape that makes it an excellent cut for capturing sauces and small ingredients.

Whether you’re looking for baked pasta recipes for large shells or some smaller pasta shell recipes, we’ve got all the pasta recipes you need. Check out some of our favorites here.

Shell pasta with mushrooms and asparagus in a creamy sauce.

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Nothing says “spring” like asparagus in this creamy pasta shell recipe. Serve it up as a Meatless Monday meal, a pasta dish for the Lent season or just an easy weeknight dinner that the whole family is going to love.

With a cooking time of under 30 minutes, this classic Italian pasta shells recipe is an easy hit for a weeknight meal idea. We combine broccoli florets with conchiglie pasta in a robust sauce of anchovies, garlic, red pepper flakes and extra virgin olive oil.

When it comes to light lunch recipes for conchiglie pasta, can we recommend this fan favorite? This tasty shell pasta salad features chunks of Italian tuna, green peas and red onion in a remarkable tangy red-wine vinaigrette dressing. Keep it fresh, healthy and simple with this whole-wheat conchiglie pasta creation.

For this pasta shell recipe, we take the pleasantly bitter and peppery flavor of arugula with garlic and a kiss of lemon to create an unforgettable green pesto sauce. We pair it up with our Whole-Wheat Pasta Shells for a healthy homemade pasta meal for all seasons.

If you’re looking for a tomato sauce recipe for conchiglie pasta, check out this easy creamy tomato masterpiece. Our Pomodoro Fresco Pasta Sauce is a wholesome jarred tomato sauce made with only fresh, flavorful ingredients—the perfect choice for a time crunch. Choose from over 6 varieties, like our more straight-forward Marinara Sauce or a sweet, herby Tomato Basil.

This sea shell pasta recipe isn’t just pretty to behold, but also loaded with flavor. Sweet peas, shrimp, savory prosciutto and sea shell pasta in a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce. The best part? It’s got a cooking time of only 30 minutes!

Shell pasta that is cooked up to the perfect al dente texture makes for a sturdy pasta shape to stand up to hearty cream sauces like this one! Earthy artichokes and zesty Italian sausage come together in this decadent Parmesan cheese sauce. This pasta shell recipe is super easy, but elegant enough for a date night in or a holiday.