Shrimp Scampi Stuffed Shells

Shrimp Scampi Stuffed Shells

Kristina Vanni

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 7 servings
Yield: 7 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1151 Calories
48g Fat
127g Carbs
50g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 7
Amount per serving
Calories 1151
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 61%
Saturated Fat 26g 129%
Cholesterol 283mg 94%
Sodium 1313mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 127g 46%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 432mg 33%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 566mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This casserole is everything you love about garlicky shrimp scampi in the form of a creamy stuffed shells dish. Start by making a classic shrimp scampi, but with chopped shrimp so it can be easily stuffed into the cooked jumbo pasta shells.

Traditional shrimp scampi can be made from scratch using butter, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, shrimp, white wine and lemon juice. If you prefer to make the scampi without white wine you can either substitute the equivalent amount of chicken stock or increase the amount of lemon in the dish.

This scampi dish is then mixed with cheese to make the filling for the stuffed shells. The shells are topped with a white sauce and baked until golden and bubbly. It is a delicious meal the whole family will ask for over and over again!

Ingredients

Shells and Shrimp Scampi Filling:

  • 20 jumbo pasta shells

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

  • 1/2 cup minced onion

  • 3 minced garlic cloves

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 pound peeled, deveined and chopped shrimp

  • 1/4 cup white wine

  • 2 teaspoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 8 ounces room temperature cream cheese

  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta

  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 large egg

  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter

  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

  • 2 1/2 cups half and half

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

  • 2 clove minced cloves garlic

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook the pasta shells until al dente according to package directions, then drain and set aside.

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  3. In a large skillet over medium heat combine the oil and butter.

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  4. Add the onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook until the onions are translucent, about 3 minutes.

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  5. Add the shrimp and cook stirring for 1 to 2 minutes.

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  6. Add the wine, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Sir and simmer until the shrimp is cooked through, about one minute more. Set aside to cool.

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  7. In a large mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, ricotta, Parmesan, parsley, egg, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

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  8. Fold in the cooled shrimp scampi and set aside. Preheat the oven to 375 F.

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  9. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the 4 tablespoons of butter and sprinkle with the flour.

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  10. Cook, whisking, until the roux turns golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in the half and half, about 1/2 cup at a time, whisking constantly.

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  11. Whisk in the remaining half and half and cook until thickened.

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  12. Add the parsley, garlic, the 1/4 teaspoon of salt and the 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.

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  13. Spread 1 cup of the sauce on the bottom of a 2 quart baking dish.

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  14. Use a spoon to fill each of the cooked jumbo shells with the shrimp and cheese mixture.

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  15. Line the stuffed shells in the baking dish. Spoon the remaining sauce on top.

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  16. Sprinkle with the shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered until bubbly and hot, about 25 minutes.

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  17. Serve immediately.

    Shrimp Scampi Stuffed Shells

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What are stuffed pasta shells called?

The shells used for making stuffed shell dishes are called jumbo shells.

What can I serve with shrimp scampi?

Shrimp scampi can be served with crusty Italian bread to sop up all the delicious buttery garlic sauce.

What vegetable goes good with shrimp scampi?

A green salad makes a great accompaniment to a shrimp scampi dish.


What does scampi style mean?

Scampi style refers to large shrimp prepared with a garlic-flavored sauce.


What type of white wine is good for cooking shrimp scampi?

A dry white Italian wine such as pinot grigio is good for cooking shrimp scampi.