Shells with Meat Sauce

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This isn’t a recipe so much as an idea for a seriously quick dinner that everyone seems to love.  My son, who never finishes what’s on his plate on a school night (it’s my theory that he gets a late snack at school), gobbled this up.  No questions about what it was, what kind of sauce, etc. that he normally asks.  Just stuffing his face.  To me, that’s a success.



  1. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. Brown ground turkey in a large skillet over medium heat until no pink remains.  Stir pasta sauce into ground turkey and simmer while your noodles are cooking.
  3. Drain noodles, and toss with meat sauce.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.

That’s it.  Not fancy but delicious, filling, and cheap.  Serve with a side of broccoli or a large salad and you’re good to go.

In other news, I just found out about this Family Cookbook Project site. My mom made us cookbooks years ago, and recently she’s been working on ones for my nephew and niece. Family cookbooks are awesome…I’d love to have one from my husband’s family (hint hint).  Full disclosure: This is an affiliate link and I get a small cut of the proceeds.  But that doesn’t negate the fact that I think it’s a great gift to give for the holidays.

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    Being the mama of said nephew, I can attest to the cookbook being super cool. He’s much more of a cooker than his sister is but its a nice way to preserve family recipes for when they are older and probably appreciate them even more….much unlike the collection of family recipes I’ve acquired which are fairly non-existant and those that do exist consist of measurements like, “1 Nana-sized handful of bread crumbs…”

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