With a few minutes prep, slow cook a dish everyone will think you spent hours slaving in the kitchen for

For an Italian feast that is sure to impress, look no further than this outstanding recipe for slow cooker stuffed shells. This brilliant dish is so easy, you’ll wonder how you managed to go so long without it! In this delicious recipe, four different cheeses are mixed with savory basil pesto and stuffed into dreamy pasta shells before being cooked to perfection in the comfort of your own slow cooker.

Stuffed shells are one of those dishes that can often seem prep-heavy, requiring more ingredients than we care to use in one dinner. But with this slow cooker adaptation, you can prepare your own extravagant stuffed shell dinner in under 20 minutes, leaving it to cook away as you go about your day.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Shells

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Total time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Serves: 4 to 6


10 to 15 large pasta shells, cooked according to package

1 jar of your favorite tomato sauce

12 ounces ricotta cheese

6 ounces cottage cheese

6 ounces powdered Parmesan cheese

1/3 cup pesto (store-bought)

6 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper


1. Pour half the jar of tomato sauce into the bottom of your slow cooker.

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