Diabetic Cooking

Main Dishes

Saucy shells

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: approximately 20 minutes.


  • 10 ounces medium shells
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed 98% fat-free, 30% less sodium tomato soup (such as Campbell’s Healthy Request)
  • 5 slices (3/4 ounce apiece) fat-free American cheese
  • Black pepper to taste


Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting any salt. Drain well. Warm condensed soup in a large saucepan (do not add water to it). Add cheese and whisk until melted, mixing well. Stir in pasta, coating evenly with sauce. Add black pepper to taste and toss to mix.

Yield: 4 1/3 cups. Serving size: 1/3 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 113, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 204 mg, Fiber: 1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 starch. Carbohydrate choices: 1 1/2.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.