Pasta Shells with Egg, Beet, 
and Arugula Salad Recipe | Vegetarian Times Skip to main content

Pasta Shells with Egg, Beet, 
and Arugula Salad

Pasta salad meets egg salad meets finger food! Cook up a few extra shells in case some tear while draining or filling. You can cook the pasta and prepare the filling one day ahead (minus the arugula), and store in the fridge. Up to two hours before serving, stir in arugula and stuff shells.



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16 jumbo pasta shells
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1 golden beet (about 5½ oz.)
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2 Tbs. reduced-fat mayonnaise
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2 Tbs. white balsamic vinegar, divided
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¼ tsp. dry mustard powder
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6 hard-boiled eggs, finely diced
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1 Tbs. olive oil
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1½ cups baby arugula, coarsely chopped


1. Cook shells in large pot of boiling, salted water 12 minutes, or until tender, stirring to prevent sticking. Remove with slotted spoon, drain, then cool on sheet 
of foil. Cook beet in same boiling water 
20 minutes, or until tender. Drain, cool, and peel beet, then finely dice.

2. Whisk together mayonnaise, 1 Tbs. vinegar, and mustard powder in bowl. Fold in eggs and beet. Whisk remaining 
1 Tbs. vinegar with oil in separate bowl. Add arugula, and toss until arugula begins to wilt. Fold arugula into egg salad.

3. Spoon egg salad into shells. Sprinkle with microgreens (if using).

Nutrition Information: 

4 g
Total Fat: 
3 g
Saturated Fat: 
<1 g
9 g
70 mg
83 mg
<1 g
2 g
Makes 16 stuffed shells

Comments on this Recipe

I made the pasta shells recipe for a holiday potluck affair, and the crowd LOVED them. It seems that I could have easily tripled the recipe, instead of doubling it, and still would have had people wanting more. They are ideal for the potluck table! I will definitely be making them again!

I made this recipe for a family holiday potluck. The whole crowd loved them and I've directed them to this site. Not only is this dish delicious, but it is also very appealing visually.

where do you buy a golden beet? is there a substitution?

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I couldn't find Golden Beets in my area so used traditional beets. And everyone loved that it was a fun purple finger food! Absolutely loved these, so delicious!! I have made them several times now and always a crowd pleaser.

Great finger food! Fun and tasty... I couldn't find the golden beet so I skipped it, but LOVE the pasta shell idea! I will be experimenting with this recipe.

very nice pasta and healthy ..i like it.