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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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Favorite Fall Recipe Number Two ~ Pumpkin Stuffed Shells

This is one of our very favorite autumn meals. I have posted this recipe many times before, but in case you have missed it, here it is. Please don't be afraid of the pumpkin. It is so subtle but adds just enough to make these shells even more delicious.

Pumpkin Stuffed Shells
  1. 1 box pasta shells, cooked, drained, and rinsed in cold water
  2. 1 can ( 15 oz. ) Libby's pumpkin
  3. 2 cups ricotta cheese and yes, use the whole milk ricotta : )
  4. 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese...and more to sprinkle on top
  5. 1 egg
  6. 3 garlic cloves, minced or the garlic powder equivalent if you forgot to buy them like I did.
  7. Dash of salt and pepper
  8. 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  9. 1 45 oz. jar of pasta sauce. We use Tomato Basil.
  1. Cook shells according to directions...and then drain and rinse.
  2. Grease two 13x9 baking dishes and pour some sauce on the bottom.
  3. Mix pumpkin, cheeses, egg, garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  4. Stuff each shell with pumpkin mixture and place in baking dish.
  5. Cover with remaining sauce.
  6. Cover with foil, and bake for 30 minutes in a 350-degree oven.
  7. Uncover, sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese, and bake for 15 more minutes.



  1. This sounds delicious. If I can get my hands on some canned pumpkin (not so easy to get hold of here) then I'll definitely try this recipe. X

  2. Sounds wonderful! I'll have to give this a try some week when my "not a fan of pumpkin" husband is out of town.

  3. Wow -- looks yummy!! Hope to try it soon!

  4. This sounds delicious! Thanks for the idea!

  5. It looks good, but I'll pass on anything pumpkin.

  6. This looks delicious and will definitely go on my 'must try' list although I'll be using fresh pumpkin as you can't get canned pumpkin here in Australia. xx Susan

  7. Hi Billie Jo~

    I remember this recipe from the last time you shared it! It looks delicious, and I can't wait to try it! I'm kind of game for anything pumpkin in October.

    Your Halloween decorations look so adorable - I can see that you are really enjoying your new home, it looks amazing!

    Hugs and Love,

  8. Delicious, it looks mouth watering delicious!

  9. Oh my goodness, that looks DELICIOUS! Yummy meal, thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  10. hmmm....very different putting pumpkin in shells...bet it's delicious. About the only things pumpkin that I like...pie and bread...

  11. YUM! My mouth is watering!! My favorite thing to get in a restaurant this time of year is pumpkin ravioli. I've never tried making it at home. I will have to try these shells. They look delicious! With garlic bread of course! Can you come over and help me : )


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