Vegan Pesto Stuffed Shells

Vegan Pesto Stuffed Shells



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These delicious stuffed shells are definitely crowd pleaser, the addition of pesto also enhances this dish.




1/2 (12oz package) jumbo shells



1/2 cup cashew



3/4 cup water



2 teaspoons onion powder



1 tsp garlic powder



2 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes



1 tsp arrowroot starch



1 tsp sea salt



1 lb extra firm tofu mashed



1 cup asparagus lightly steamed and chopped



1 (24 ounce) jar marinara sauce




Pesto



1/4 cup walnuts



2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil



2 cloves garlic chopped



1/4 basil chopped



1 Tbsp lemon juice



1/2 tsp sea salt



pinch of cayenne pepper(opt)




Cook pasta in salted water in salted water, drain and set aside. Preheat oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a blender blend cashew, water, onion powder, garlic powder, nutritional yeast flakes, sea salt and arrowroot until smooth. In a bowl place mashed tofu along with cashew sauce and asparagus. In a food processor process the pesto ingredients and mix with the tofu mixture. Line a 9×13 casserole pan with marinara sauce. Spoon tofu mix into individual shells (about 1 tablespoon) and place in pan until all are stuffed. Drizzle marinara sauce over stuffed shells, cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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4 Comments
  1. Cassie
    January 6, 2018

    Do you have serving sizes and nutritional information?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 6, 2018

      Cassie, not yet, ironically just tried to find gluten-free jumbo shells yesterday at the health food store but they didn’t have. Going to have to order online so I can update this recipe to include nutritional analysis. You can plug the recipe into https://www.myfitnesspal.com/

  2. Michelle Blackwood
    June 18, 2012

    Thank you for your interest, you are welcome!

  3. vegangsterARNP
    June 18, 2012

    You are genius! Thank you.