I love pasta salad. But I also love veggies and recognise their importance. So, when I saw an image of salad stuffed shells on Pinterest (are you following us yet?), I knew I had to try it. I got a few strange looks from my family—I’m not going to lie, it does seem strange—but it was so delicious that I didn’t care.
Full disclosure: I finished off the leftovers while writing this post!
I kept the toppings separate so we could mix and match, but you could easily combine them all initially to make the “filling.” Here, I just used some simple cherry tomatoes.
I used Italian dressing, but feel free to grab your favourite! I’m sure a creamy dressing would go beautifully with the pasta shells.
These salad stuffed shells are a great way to satisfy pasta cravings while getting your veggies in!
- 1 head lettuce
- 1/2 box jumbo shell pasta
- salad toppings (tomato, cucumber, pepper, or whatever you like best!
- your favourite salad dressing
Cook the pasta according to directions on box. Once cooked, drain pasta. Allow to cool.
Meanwhile, chop/shred lettuce and prepare toppings as desired.
Add salad mixture to shells individually. Top with dressing to taste.
Super simple, and great for a hot summer day!