Craving pasta but tired of the same old spaghetti dinner? Stuffed pasta is a great ingredient that opens the door to a wide range of fillings and flavors. Whether you need quick and easy ideas for weeknight meals with prepared stuffed pasta, or want to learn how to make Italian-style ravioli from scratch, we've got you covered. You'll find all the delicious stuffed pasta recipes here that you could ever need, from cheesy casserole bakes, and crockpot pasta dinners, to deep-fried ravioli bites, and homemade pastas to make for special occasions.
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You won't believe how easy it is to make this baked ravioli casserole in under an hour for an easy weeknight meal. It needs just 5 ingredients, including fresh or frozen packaged ravioli, prepared marinara sauce, and three kinds of cheese. Feel free to add your favorite fresh or dried herbs to tweak it to your family's tastes.
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Rich and creamy baked tortellini smothered in three different sauces is a cinch to make, and tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen. Assemble it for the oven with convenient store-bought ingredients, including jarred pasta sauce, Alfredo sauce, and pesto, plus thawed frozen cheese tortellini, ground pork sausage, and a few chopped veggies.
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Your family will cheer for this indulgent baked chicken pasta casserole using budget-friendly chicken thighs. Use prepared Alfredo sauce, and a rotisserie chicken from the store, if you like, for super-easy stuffed shells that are filling, delicious, and full of protein. Make it for a delicious, easy, cheesy weekend meal, or a freeze-ahead casserole you can reheat anytime. It's a sneaky way to get kids to eat green vegetables, too.
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If you have some time on your hands, why not learn how to make fresh ravioli from scratch? Using a pasta machine will speed up the process of getting the sheets of dough the right thickness, and a ravioli cutting tool creates a nice fluted edge. You'll find instructions here for mixing up a rich and flavorful three-cheese filling with fresh herbs to stuff your homemade pasta. Serve with marinara sauce, or any pasta sauce of your choice.
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Fried ravioli are a fun, crunchy, Italian-style appetizer. They are essentially breaded, deep-fried versions of the popular filled pasta, and are quick and easy to whip up with any variety of store-bought fresh ravioli. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil leaves to serve, offering warm marinara sauce on the side for dipping.
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For those busy weeknights when you crave a hearty, comforting meal but lack time or energy for cooking, this yummy 20-minute ravioli dish is here for you. It is packed with good nutrition, and suitable for gluten-free diets when made with prepared gluten-free ravioli. It doesn't skimp a bit on flavor either, and can easily be made vegetarian if you leave out the chicken.
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Cooking lasagna with fresh, filled pasta is a clever way to elevate this popular Italian-American entree. Prepare a lasagna special enough for holiday meals, and Sunday dinners at home, with this flavorful, Roman-style bake-up including canned artichoke hearts, chopped fresh spinach, creamy ricotta cheese, and a rich, nutmeg-inflected white sauce.
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Cappelletti means "little hats" in Italian and is so-named because of its rounded shape. This recipe walks you through making the pasta from scratch, using just flour and eggs. Once you mix and knead the dough, you'll cut it into small circles, and fill it with a scrumptious chicken, ricotta, and Parmesan filling. Boil until tender, and serve with the traditional meat sauce.
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Wonton wrappers are the magical ingredient that make these delectable butternut squash ravioli so easy to make at home. Roasting the squash in the oven before combining it with cream and Parmesan cheese for stuffing the ravioli is a wonderful way to bring out its natural sweetness. Top with the included, creamy white wine sauce, and scatter with toasted hazelnuts, for an entree that is worthy of your most important dinner guests.
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Hearty Sausage and Tortellini Soup
On chilly days and nights, a hearty bowl of sausage and tortellini soup always hits the spot. This easy version takes very little effort to make, beyond browning some sausage and softening onions, and then adding chicken stock, canned tomatoes, and herbs. Stirring in prepared tortellini (and optional spinach) shortly before serving guarantees perfectly-cooked al dente pasta.
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Whether you call it by its Italian name of cannelloni, or its American moniker of manicotti, this tubular pasta that is typically stuffed with a ricotta cheese mixture is equally delicious. A pinch of nutmeg adds something special to the filling in this version, which is nestled into a baking dish with besciamella (white sauce), and baked until golden brown.
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You need only 5 ingredients for this super-easy pasta casserole for the oven. You don't even need to boil the store-bought tortellini before assembling them a baking dish with jarred Alfredo and spaghetti sauces, a little milk, and shredded cheese. The whole thing bakes up easily in the oven, and comes out tender, bubbling, and gooey. Make it ahead for your freezer, or in about an hour on weekday evenings, for a satisfying family meal.Continue to 13 of 21 below.
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Serve up something different for dinner with this easy, scrumptious ham-stuffed manicotti casserole. It is a great use for leftover ham, and a tasty way to get protein into kids. The cooked meat is combined with onion, garlic, and green bell pepper dice, and stuffed into cooked and cooled pasta shells. Pour over with a super-easy Alfredo cheese sauce, and bake until hot and bubbly.
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When you don't feel like sweating over the stove, or spending money on take-out, whip up this chicken tortellini casserole. It needs only 5 ingredients, bakes easily in less than an hour, and includes tastes that kids love. It sneaks in broccoli too, so you don't even need to add a side salad to make it a complete meal.
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Large, tender pasta shells stuffed nearly to bursting with a creamy mixture of ricotta and Parmesan cheese are an Italian-style feast your family will ask you to make again and again. The shells are baked with a flavorful, homemade tomato sauce and a melting mozzarella cheese topping for a yummy, heart-warming meal that will please even the pickiest eaters in your household.
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Store-bought cheese tortellini are a clever shortcut that makes it possible to prepare this delicious pasta dish any night of the week. It takes little time or effort to prepare the homemade tomato cream sauce for topping the pasta, using canned crushed tomatoes, heavy cream, minced garlic, and dried Italian herbs. Sprinkle on a little fresh parsley, if you like, as a special finishing touch.
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Mashed sweet potato combines with ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, and fresh thyme, to create the flavorful filling for these sweet and savory homemade ravioli. They do take a bit of time and effort to make, but are entirely worth the effort. They also freeze beautifully, and reheat easily, making them ideal for last-minute meals.
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On cold or rainy evenings, bake up this rich-tasting, beefy stuffed pasta casserole. Ground beef is simmered along with sautéed onions, prosciutto, and chopped plum tomatoes, and then combined with a mixture of milk-soaked fresh breadcrumbs, egg, and cheese. The filling is stuffed into pasta tubes, covered in an easy white sauce, and baked until golden and bubbly.
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Looking for a great way to use leftover cooked chicken? These stuffed shells are a complete meal in themselves—especially since they include broccoli. Ricotta, egg, dried herbs, garlic, and Parmesan cheese round out the creamy filling, and jarred Alfredo sauce and shredded mozzarella finish off the baked dish.
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Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini
Use your crockpot for this 5-ingredient family pasta that you can assemble in 20 minutes. Simply brown some sausage, then add it to the slow cooker with jarred pasta sauce, canned tomatoes, and Italian seasonings, and leave to cook while you go about your day. Shortly before serving, stir in the store-bought cheese tortellini, and some extra cheese, and heat through.Continue to 21 of 21 below.
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Meaty stuffed shells are a classic Italian-American comfort food. These crowd-pleasing pasta shells filled with a delectable mixture of browned ground beef, mozzarella cheese, and breadcrumbs, and smothered in prepared spaghetti sauce and Parmesan cheese, are cooked hands-free in the slow cooker, making them the perfect meal for lazy meat-lovers.