So I just read the title and it is a bit misleading. This recipe contains no shell of tomato, crushed or otherwise.
It does have pesto, crushed tomatoes and pasta shells. And that’s it, except the mozzarella cheese sprinkled on top. Because you know how I can’t resist cheese.
15 minutes, start to finish and that includes time to boil the water. Throw a salad at it and call it dinner, and a good one too.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 lb. medium pasta shells
- 28 oz crushed tomatoes
- 4 oz pesto (1/2 prepared jar)
Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Stir the crushed tomatoes and pesto together in a saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat while the pasta cooks.
Drain the shells and combine with the sauce. Serve with a sprinkle of cheese, if you like.
The extra pesto can be frozen for later.