Tuna-Stuffed Shells

Tuna-Stuffed Shells

Come out of your culinary shell and enjoy these tuna- and vegetable-stuffed treats served with a savory tomato-basil vinaigrette.

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

Pasta
16
uncooked jumbo pasta shells
Tomato-Basil Vinaigrette
2
large tomatoes, seeded, chopped (2 cups)
2
tablespoons chopped onion
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
Filling
1/3
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
cans (5 oz each) albacore tuna in water, drained, flaked
1
large carrot, shredded (1 cup)
1
small zucchini, shredded (1 cup)
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
Lettuce leaf
  1. Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. While pasta is cooking, in medium bowl, mix all vinaigrette ingredients just until blended. Set aside.
  3. In another medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons basil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in tuna, carrot, zucchini and onion until evenly mixed. Fill each pasta shell with 1 rounded tablespoon tuna mixture.
  4. Line serving platter with lettuce leaves. Arrange shells on lettuce. Serve with vinaigrette.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Let go of lettuce, and move on to curly endive or watercress sprigs to garnish these sumptuous shells.
Time Saver
Serve these jumbo shells either cold or warm. To serve warm, place shells on a microwavable platter. Cover with plastic wrap, folding back one edge to vent steam. Microwave on High 2 to 3 minutes or until warm. Serve with heated vinaigrette, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 465
    • (Calories from Fat 205 ),
  • Total Fat 23 g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 g,),
  • Cholesterol 35 mg;
  • Sodium 630 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 39 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4 g,
  • Protein 29 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 3 Lean Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.