Asiago Pizza Stuffed Shells.

These pizza stuffed shells are sponsored by Stella Cheese! I’ll be creating a few fun recipes for them throughout 2020.   I have the most PERFECT dinner for you tonight!  It’s easy. It’s delicious. Super cheesy. And a huge crowd pleaser. It comes together quickly and is perfect for a weeknight meal. Especially in the next few months when you’re getting back into somewhat of a routine […]

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These pizza stuffed shells are sponsored by Stella CheeseI’ll be creating a few fun recipes for them throughout 2020. 

 I have the most PERFECT dinner for you tonight! 

asiago pizza stuffed shells

It’s easy. It’s delicious. Super cheesy. And a huge crowd pleaser. It comes together quickly and is perfect for a weeknight meal. Especially in the next few months when you’re getting back into somewhat of a routine – whatever that may look like! 

stella aged asiago cheese

Enter: PIZZA STUFFED SHELLS!! Oh my word. All the flavor of cheesy pizza stuffed into pasta shells and covered with pepperoni. And more cheese. Because of course. 

freshly grated asiago cheese

I’m so excited to be partnering with Stella Cheese again today for these pizza stuffed shells. Today, I’m using their Aged Asiago Cheese, which I absolutely ADORE! 

Asiago is nuttier and smoother than parmesan. I’m partial to it because when I was growing up, it was the cheese that my mom would buy, hand grate, and serve with pizza and pasta. It’s easily one of my favorite cheeses and just so flavorful. I also find it to be incredibly versatile. While I usually only sprinkle parmesan on soup and pasta and pizza, I used Asiago cheese for that and MORE. Asiago is perfect for snacking – grab a slice with a cracker and you’re in pure heaven.  

YUM.

stuffed shells

The Stella Asiago is aged for 12 months, giving it a super robust, sharp flavor.

You have to try it – it’s absolutely wonderful.  

asiago pizza stuffed shells

Now, if you’re looking for a top notch dinner idea to get you through the next few months – one that everyone will love, I’ve got you today. This has all the flavor of pizza stuffed into pasta shells and baked until cheesy and melty. 

asiago pizza stuffed shells

The filling is loaded with ricotta cheese, lots of herbs and spices and tons of freshly grated Stella Aged Asiago. It gets blanketed with marinara (use your favorite jarred version or go for homemade!), and then covered with more Asiago Cheese. I like to top mine with mini pepperoni pieces.  

However! What do you love on your pizza? You can add your favorite toppings to that.   

Throw on some roasted red peppers, even some mushrooms. Whatever toppings you love, add them to the top of your shells before baking. 

asiago pizza stuffed shells

Then we wait. And bake. And we’re rewarded with something gooey and saucy and loaded with cheese. It’s warm and comforting but comes together pretty quickly. You can also make this meal ahead of time, stick it in the fridge and bake it when you’re ready. I mean, those are the best kind, right?!  

Right. 

asiago pizza stuffed shells

This dish freezes well too. Stuffed shells are a great meal to bring to family and friends and heck, if you just have leftovers for yourself? They reheat beautifully.  

asiago pizza stuffed shells

I live for good pizza, but this is a unique yet easy twist on a favorite that elevates your weeknight dinner.

Serve it with a house salad and you’ll be the happiest!  

asiago pizza stuffed shells

Pizza Stuffed Shells

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Asiago Pizza Stuffed Shells

These asiago pizza stuffed shells are the most comforting meal! Super easy to make with all the flavors of pizza. Delish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of your favorite marinara sauce
  • ½ pound jumbo pasta shells, cooked (about 18 shells)
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 ounces Stella Aged Asiago Cheese, freshly grated
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup mini pepperoni

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Pour ½ cup of marinara sauce in the bottom of a 9x9 inch baking dish (or a 9-inch round pie plate).
  • Cook the jumbo pasta shells according to the directions on the package.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, egg, all but ¼ cup of the Stella Aged Asiago, all but ¼ cup of the mozzarella, the basil, oregano, salt, pepper and pepper flakes.
  • Spoon the mixture into each shell. Place the shells in the baking dish on top of the marinara. Add the remaining marinara on top. Top with the remaining Stella Aged Asiago and mozzarella cheese. Top with the pepperoni.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden and bubbly. Remove the shells from the oven and top with fresh basil and more asiago if you wish. Serve!

asiago pizza stuffed shells

So cheesy!

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Southwest Stuffed Turkey Tenderloins with Lime Black Beans.

This post is sponsored by Shady Brook Farms Turkey! If you haven’t ever tried stuffed turkey tenderloins, today is your lucky day! Dinner just got a whole lot more exciting. Cue all the exclamation points!  I have a newfound love – stuffed turkey tenderloin! It’s no secret that I totally adore a good stuffed pork […]

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This post is sponsored by Shady Brook Farms Turkey!

If you haven’t ever tried stuffed turkey tenderloins, today is your lucky day!

These southwest stuffed turkey tenderloins are so flavorful and filled with spinach, peppers, onions and cheddar! Serve alongside a lime black bean salad.

Dinner just got a whole lot more exciting. Cue all the exclamation points! 

These southwest stuffed turkey tenderloins are so flavorful and filled with spinach, peppers, onions and cheddar! Serve alongside a lime black bean salad.

I have a newfound love – stuffed turkey tenderloin!

It’s no secret that I totally adore a good stuffed pork tenderloin. After all, I’ve made a version for practically every season!

So, it’s crazy to me that I’ve never thought to stuff a turkey tenderloin. In coming up with some healthier recipes for the new year, this topped the list. Super flavorful, something different than we normally eat and over-the-top delicious.

These southwest stuffed turkey tenderloins are so flavorful and filled with spinach, peppers, onions and cheddar! Serve alongside a lime black bean salad.

I’m so excited to be partnering with Shady Brook Farms again today, this time using their McCormick Grill Mates Marinated Tenderloins in the Southwest-Style Chipotle flavor. It’s like my dream flavor come true! 

I love that Shady Brook Farms offers the tenderloins – and that they have them in delicious flavors like Southwest-Style Chipotle and Montreal-Seasoned turkey. There are so many options when it comes to stuffing them, and I wanted to make sure that I kept the Southwest flavor front and center.

These southwest stuffed turkey tenderloins are so flavorful and filled with spinach, peppers, onions and cheddar! Serve alongside a lime black bean salad.

Since I didn’t have to season the tenderloin (thank you very much Shady Brook Farms, so easy!), I made a filling to go inside. Simple onions and peppers, combined with spinach (because #health, and you can’t even taste it! It’s like getting a bonus green in.) and sautéed until soft, then wrapped up with sharp cheddar cheese.

Yessss.

These southwest stuffed turkey tenderloins are so flavorful and filled with spinach, peppers, onions and cheddar! Serve alongside a lime black bean salad.

Tons of flavor here that you can’t beat. 

While this looks like a super complicated meal, it’s totally doable, even on a weeknight. Shady Brook Farms takes the guesswork out of the flavoring, so all you have to do is fill the tenderloin, wrap it up and wait for dinner. 

These southwest stuffed turkey tenderloins are so flavorful and filled with spinach, peppers, onions and cheddar! Serve alongside a lime black bean salad.

During that roasting time, I like to throw together some lime salted black beans as a nice side. You could also do rice or even a greens salad. But the beans, with a few tomatoes thrown in for good measure, continue to tie the Southwest-Style Chipotle flavor together. It’s such a hit! 

These southwest stuffed turkey tenderloins are so flavorful and filled with spinach, peppers, onions and cheddar! Serve alongside a lime black bean salad.

Stuffed Turkey Tenderloins

Southwest Stuffed Turkey Tenderloins

These southwest stuffed turkey tenderloins are so flavorful and filled with spinach, peppers, onions and cheddar! Serve alongside a lime black bean salad.

  • 2 Shady Brook Farms Southwest-Style Chipotle McCormick Grill Mates Marinated Turkey Tenderloins
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ sweet onion, (thinly sliced)
  • ½ bell pepper, (thinly sliced)
  • 2 garlic cloves, (minced)
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ⅔ cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese

lime black bean salad

  • 2 14 ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add in the onions, peppers and garlic with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the onions soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the spinach until it wilts. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool slightly.
  3. Carefully slice the turkey tenderloins lengthwise. I like to slice it twice to open it up, so I have a lot of space to work with. I start at the bottom of the tenderloin (about 1/4 inch from the bottom) and slice it lengthwise, then continue to cut again and open up the turkey. You want to have a flat surface to work on. Once the tenderloins are sliced open, I take a meat tenderizer and pound them out to make them one even layer.
  4. Add half of the onion/pepper mixture to the top of each tenderloin leaving an inch or so around the edges so you can roll it up. Sprinkle each with half of the cheddar cheese.
  5. Tightly roll up the tenderloin and tie it together with kitchen twine if needed.
  6. Place the tenderloins on the baking sheet and roast for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the inside is cooked and reads about 160 degrees F. Let the turkey rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  7. Serve with the lime black bean salad.

lime black bean salad

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and stir. This stays great in the fridge for 1 to 2 days!

These southwest stuffed turkey tenderloins are so flavorful and filled with spinach, peppers, onions and cheddar! Serve alongside a lime black bean salad.

These flavors are unreeeeal.

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My Favorite Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers!

These turkey taco stuffed peppers are sponsored by Shady Brook Farms Turkey! Welcome to one of my forever go-to dinners! If you’ve been following along on instagram, you’ll know that turkey taco stuffed peppers have been one of my favorite healthier meals to make for the last year or so. I often make them once […]

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These turkey taco stuffed peppers are sponsored by Shady Brook Farms Turkey!

Welcome to one of my forever go-to dinners!

My favorite ground turkey taco stuffed peppers are the best weeknight meal! The turkey is flavorful and juicy. The peppers are deliciously roasted. Yum!

If you’ve been following along on instagram, you’ll know that turkey taco stuffed peppers have been one of my favorite healthier meals to make for the last year or so. I often make them once a week because we love them so much. They are by far my most instagramm-ed recipe and you guys are always asking for an actual written recipe! So here we are. 

bell peppers ready for roasting

This recipe is going to check all the boxes.

It’s ridiculously flavorful.

You can make it ahead of time!

It’s super satisfying.

And the leftovers are wonderful. 

Plus, it’s good for us and makes for a fabulous healthy meal.

ground turkey taco meat

With the start of the new year comes the search for new, exciting healthy recipes that don’t bore us to tears. I’m right there with you! So, I wanted to share one of mine, with lots of tips and tricks.

I’m super excited to be partnering with Shady Brook Farms to share a few turkey recipes with you this month! Ground turkey is a staple on our shopping list every single week and I have tons of delish ideas up my sleeve. I love their turkey for so many reasons – including that they come from independent family farms and are raised without growth-promoting hormones and antibiotics. 

And what I really love about their ground turkey is that they offer multiple lean points, including my personal favorite 93% lean. Over the last decade or so, I have found that this is KEY to enjoy ground turkey. At 93% lean, there is still enough fat for it to taste fantastic and seamlessly replace ground beef in most recipes. 

The Shady Brook Farms turkey tastes so, so good, is juicy and flavorful and can be used to replicate most of your favorite recipes that use ground meat. 

My favorite ground turkey taco stuffed peppers are the best weeknight meal! The turkey is flavorful and juicy. The peppers are deliciously roasted. Yum!

Now for the peppers?

Oooh they are a dream. 

When I say I make these once a week… they are a legit staple in my kitchen. Eddie loves them. The kids love them. I adore them. 

My favorite ground turkey taco stuffed peppers are the best weeknight meal! The turkey is flavorful and juicy. The peppers are deliciously roasted. Yum!

My secret to making these fabulous is to roast the peppers in the oven while you cook the turkey. This adds an extra element of flavor, sweetness and caramelization to the peppers that just doesn’t happen when you roast everything together. The flavors work overtime – you roast the peppers while you make the turkey, then everything comes together quickly!

I use my favorite homemade spice blend to make the ground turkey taco meat. You guys will love it and once you’ve made it, it’s super easy and you won’t  reach for a taco seasoning packet again. 

My favorite ground turkey taco stuffed peppers are the best weeknight meal! The turkey is flavorful and juicy. The peppers are deliciously roasted. Yum!

Unbelievably, I don’t NEED cheese on these. If you’d like to add a sprinkling of cheddar to the top, go for it. It does make them extra delicious. But I can honestly say this is one of the ONLY recipes I enjoy without cheese too. They are so flavorful that you really don’t need it! If anything, I like to sprinkle some cotija cheese on top. Or even crush a tortilla chip or two and sprinkle it over the peppers. 

It will come as a shock to exactly no one that what I do love on top is guac! Give me alllll the guac. Or, just a dollop on each pepper and we’re good to go! 

My favorite ground turkey taco stuffed peppers are the best weeknight meal! The turkey is flavorful and juicy. The peppers are deliciously roasted. Yum!

Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers

Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers

My favorite ground turkey taco stuffed peppers are the best weeknight meal! The turkey is flavorful and juicy. The peppers are deliciously roasted. Yum!

  • 4 bell peppers, (sliced in half lengthwise, seeds removed)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper, (diced)
  • 1 shallot, (diced)
  • 1 pound Shady Brook Farms 93% ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • shredded sharp cheddar cheese, (freshly grated (optional if you wish))
  • guacamole for serving
  • taco sauce or salsa for drizzling
  • fresh cilantro for serving
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Brush the peppers (inside and outsides) with the olive oil and sprinkle with the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place the peppers on a baking sheet and roast for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. While the peppers are roasting, make the turkey taco meat. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the diced peppers, shallot and garlic with a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the ground turkey, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon. Season it with the cumin, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir well, continuing to break apart the meat into small crumbles. Cook until the turkey has browned.
  4. Add the water and flour to a shaker bottle and shake for 30 seconds. Pour the mixture into the tacos, stirring well and cooking for another 5 to 6 minutes, until saucy.
  5. Remove the peppers from the oven. Fill the peppers with the turkey taco mixture.

My favorite ground turkey taco stuffed peppers are the best weeknight meal! The turkey is flavorful and juicy. The peppers are deliciously roasted. Yum!

Make me the happiest.

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