Stuffed Jumbo Tuna Shells

Author: Canadian Living

This is a dish I make for my children that they absolutely love. I sautee vegetables in it and they don't even notice they are eating them. It includes all 4 food groups and is a one dish meal. Enjoy as a family.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Eva's Fong


  • 2 cans solid white tuna
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped zucchini
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 jar tomato sauce
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese
  • 20 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1/2 cup water


Cook jumbo pasta shells in boiling salted water just till slightly tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse in cold water and drain. While pasta is cooking sautee onions, zucchini and carrots, season with salt and pepper and cook until tender, about 10 minuntes. In bowl combine tuna, bread crumbs, sauteed onion/zucchini/carrot and egg. Fill each shell with 1 tablespoon tuna filling. Arrange stuffed shells in 2 separate 13 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 13/4 baking dishes (do not crowd they will expand). Mix tomato sauce with water. Pour over shells. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
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Stuffed Jumbo Tuna Shells