Whether baked or boiled, stuffed pastas always satisfy. As you can probably imagine, these 18 stuffed pasta recipes are totally flavor packed and family friendly. Each one is just as deserving of a spot at the dinner table as the next, and some are ready to dig into in fewer than a half hour. Let’s get cooking!

1. Ricotta and Arugula Stuffed Shells With Meat Sauce: You get the best of both worlds with this recipe. Shells are stuffed with creamy ricotta and peppery arugula and then topped off with a rich, homemade meat sauce. (via Cookbooks 365)

2. Skillet Baked Stuffed Rigatoni: Just one taste of these noodles carefully stuffed with ricotta and goat cheese is sure to convince you that the piping bag should be used for more than just cookie decorating. (via Heather Christo)

3. Classic Manicotti: This is an easy recipe to master, and a great way to get the little ones involved with the cooking. Everyone will enjoy eating the finished product. (via Saveur)

4. Mamma Bianco’s Sausage and Gorgonzola Stuffed Shells: The luscious blue cheese Alfredo sauce poured over top barely scratches the surface of all the good things going on in this casserole. (via The Brooklyn Ragazza)

5. Roast Duck and Wild Mushroom Tortellini: You’ll love how the caramelized pear sauce cuts through the richness of this duck and wild mushroom tortellini. It’s quite the elegant balance of sweet and savory. (via Thyme)

6. Butternut Squash and Gorgonzola Rigatoni Pasta Pie: Here, the creamy squash and cheese sauce stuffs itself into and in between each of the noodles to bake up into a savory pie that’s hard to pass up. (via Half Baked Harvest)

7. Stuffed Shells Florentine: A scant amount of cheese and produce-packed spinach, tomato and mushroom filling lighten things up without sacrificing taste. (via Diethood)

8. Smokey Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells: Love things a lil’ smokey? Simply swap in store-bought smoked rotisserie chicken for an extra boost of flavor. (via Lemony Thyme)

9. Mexican Manicotti: Throw a fiesta for your tastebuds with this zesty twist. They’ll definitely be saying “Más, por favor!” (via Little Leopard Book)

10. Pumpkin, Sage and Sausage Stuffed Shells: Pumpkin puree lends a big boost of veggie action and creaminess to the sauce poured atop these sublime shells. (via The Spiffy Cookie)


11. Baked Rigatoni Cake: Wouldn’t this savory cake be a fun centerpiece for a pasta lover’s next birthday meal? (via Martha Stewart)

12. Vegan Stuffed Shells: A mix of well-seasoned cashew ricotta and tofu is a wonderful stand-in for the typical dairy-filled stuffing. (via Love and Lemons)

13. Stuffed Gnocchi: Shake up your next batch of gnocchi with a sneaky, Asian-inspired filling and peanut-coconut sauce. A little bit of crunch, creaminess and a ton of flavor is packed into each dumpling. (via Taste Without Borders)

14. Spinach Anthotyro Cannelloni: Anthrotyro and kefalotyri cheeses plus a sauce made from our fave strained yogurt get these manicotti to the Greek, no sweat. Not enough time to visit the cheesemonger? Simply swap ricotta and Parmesan for a just-as-yummy take. (via The Foodie Corner)

15. Baked Spinach-Ricotta Rotolo: A cross between cannelloni, lasagna and rigatoni pies, you know this casserole has got to be good. (via Recipe Tin Eats)

16. Spaghetti Squash Stuffed Shells: It’d be a bit silly (or awesome?) to stuff real spaghetti inside pasta shells, but we’ll give spaghetti squash a chance. Coupled with spinach and ricotta, it adds wonderful substance without all those additional calories. (via Edible Perspective)

17. Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake: Packaged tortellini make this a quick ‘n’ easy, well-balanced meal to throw together in your cast iron skillet tonight. (via This Gal Cooks)

18. Chocolate Manicotti (Vegan): Chocolatey cashew cream and coconut oil ganache poured over top are enough to make this manicotti a dairy-free-chocolate lover’s dream come true. (via Runnin Srilankan)

What are your favorite flavors to stuff inside pasta? Let’s talk in the comments.