Sweetly Splendid - Instant Pot Italian Shells

Instant Pot Italian Shells

  • Author: Sweetly Splendid - Kara Myers
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 7 1x



1 tsp avocado oil
1 small onion, chopped
1lb 99% lean ground turkey
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp of italian seasoning
2 tsp garlic powder
1 cube tomato bouillon
16oz dry mini pasta shells
24oz marinara sauce
1/2 cup beef stock
3 cups water
1 cup non fat 0% greek yogurt
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 Trader Joe’s Lite Mozzarella, shredded


Turn on your Instant Pot to the saute setting.

Add the avocado oil, onions, and ground turkey.

While turkey is cooking, add in salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, onion powder, paprika, oregano, and basil.

Continue to cook until onions are soft & turkey is cooked through.

Press cancel on the Instant Pot.

Throw in tomato bouillon cube.

Mix & spread turkey & onion mixture evenly across the bottom of the Instant Pot.

Put shells on top of the turkey mixture.

Pour the marinara sauce over the top of the shells making sure that all the shells are covered.

Carefully pour in the water and beef stock making sure the shells remain covered. DO NOT STIR.

Put the lid on the Instant Pot, and set the vent to the sealing position.

Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 5 minutes.

When it is done cooking, quick release the pot and remove the lid. Press cancel.

In a separate small bowl, mix yogurt and cornstarch. You’ll need to temper the yogurt to keep it from separating. Add a small amount of the pasta mixture to your yogurt to bring it up to temperature slowly. Once the yogurt is warmed, add it all to the Instant Pot and mix to combine.

Add in the shredded mozzarella and serve hot.


WW Freestyle Points: 9


  • Serving Size: 1.5 cup
  • Calories: 422
  • Sugar: 5
  • Sodium: 371
  • Fat: 7
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 59
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 32
  • Cholesterol: 43