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Best Vegan Stuffed Shells Pasta Recipe


These Vegan Stuffed Shells Pasta are my new dangerous addiction. So, yummy, I just can’t get enough. They are creamy, have a great texture, and are loaded with the most delicious mushrooms mix and tofu, to ensure they are also nutritious and full of protein.

I think this Vegan Stuffed Shells Pasta Recipe wins an A for many reasons:

  • This recipe is relatively easy to make and adaptable with any mix of veggies you have in your fridge.
  • You can top it with any kind of sauce, such as tomato, bechamel, or pesto.
  • It yields a lot, so it’s perfect for serving a crowd or saving for the next day because you will want to repeat!
  • This mushroom stuffed shells recipe features highly nutritious and flavor-packed ingredients.

Here are your ingredients:

vegan stuffed shells pasta

Best Stuffed Shells Pasta Recipe

These stuffed shells are my new dangerous addiction. They are creamy, have a great texture, and are loaded with the most delicious mushrooms mix and tofu, to ensure they are also nutritious and full of protein.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course, Sides
Cuisine Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 583 kcal


  • Baking Tray


  • 12 ounces shell pasta jumbo, Italian Conchiglioni
  • 10 ounces mushrooms champignon or any kind will do
  • 6 ounces spinach
  • 4 ounces dried tomato in oil
  • 4 ounces extra-firm tofu
  • 2 ounces breadcrumbs
  • 2 ounces nutritional yeast
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 onion
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil extra-virgin
  • 1 cup parsley a bunch

To Serve:

  • 7 ounces Our Vegan Basil Pesto check our recipe below
  • 8 cherry Tomatoes


  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF (180ºC) with racks in the middle and upper third of the oven. Bring a large stockpot of water to boil over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of salt.
  • Dice the onion, zucchini, and garlic. Crumble the tofu. Cut the mushrooms in quarters. Roughly cut the dried tomatoes, parsley, and spinach. Stir fry everything with a tablespoon of olive oil for 5 minutes. Let it cool down.
  • Gently add the pasta shells into the boiling water in handfuls, so they don’t break. Cook until al dente, about 10 minutes, often stirring so they don’t stick to the pot. Drain off the water, place them under cold running water for 10 seconds, return the shells to the pot, and stir in some olive oil to prevent them from sticking.
  • Turn on the food processor and drop the stir-fried mix. Add the breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper. Blend well.
  • Stuff each shell generously with the mix with a teaspoon. Place each stuffed shell in the baker in rows and top the shells with the pesto sauce.
  • Bake on the middle rack for 30 minutes. Bake for 5 to 10 more minutes.
  • Put the cherry tomatoes in an oiled pan, on high heat, for about 1 minute, until they start to have blisters.
  • Garnish the shells with charred cherry tomatoes and some chopped parsley if desired.
  • Leftover shells will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Calories: 583kcalCarbohydrates: 107gProtein: 31gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1996mgPotassium: 2320mgFiber: 14gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 5767IUVitamin C: 64mgCalcium: 174mgIron: 9mg
Keyword pasta, pesto, shells
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6 thoughts on “Best Vegan Stuffed Shells Pasta Recipe

  1. I’m definitely going to try this one. I have to buy a few ingredients but I have a box of the shells in my pantry already. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I made this recipe last night for myself and my husband and we both liked it very much. I ended up going with a bottled vegan pesto to save some time and I used bottled, minced garlic instead of fresh because as it turned out I didn’t have any fresh but thought I did.

    My husband called it “comfort food” and said he’d like it again.

    I’d like to talk a little about how I liked the recipe and include a link back to here on my own small blog. If I do, may I use your picture in the post along with an appropriate photo credit?

    1. Thank you very much Ann. We really enjoy this recipe as well! It is a very versatile recipe and I have also used bottled pesto when it is handy. I definitely agree with your husband! Full comfort-food! Yes, you can use the picture and link back, it is greatly appreciated! Let me know if you need the pic. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you very much, Gus, both for the recipe and letting me use the picture. I was able to grab it off the site though if you have a better one you’d prefer I use feel free to send it to my email.

    When I make this again I’ll probably try to make your pesto.



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