A baking dish full of pizza stuffed shells, topped with melted cheese and pepperoni.

Pizza Stuffed Shells

These pizza stuffed shells are pasta shells filled with three kinds of cheese and pepperoni, then baked to perfection in tomato sauce.

Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pizza stuffed shells, stuffed shells
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 604 kcal
Author Dinner at the Zoo


  • 24 jumbo pasta shells cooked according to package directions
  • 5 ounces mini pepperoni divided use
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 12 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese divided use
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups pizza sauce or marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9"x13" baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Spread the pizza sauce in an even layer in the bottom of the pan.

  3. Place 1/2 the pepperoni, the ricotta cheese, 1/2 the mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and parmesan cheese in a large bowl. Stir to combine.

  4. Fill each shell with the ricotta mixture and place in the baking dish.

  5. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and pepperoni over the top of the shells.

  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Recipe Notes

Make ahead instructions. Fill the shells and place in the pan on top of the layer of pizza sauce. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and pepperoni. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until pasta is heated through and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts
Pizza Stuffed Shells
Amount Per Serving
Calories 604 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 607mg 25%
Potassium 691mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 28.9%
Vitamin C 12.7%
Calcium 57.6%
Iron 16.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.