Meatball Shell Lollipops

These crispy, fried pasta shells stuffed with juicy meatballs are just prime for dipping.


Meatball Shell Lollipops

  • 1 pound extra large pasta shells
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups Italian bread crumbs
  • Parsley, for garnish
  • Marinara sauce, for dipping
  • Small wooden skewers

Meatball Mixture

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon plain bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat a few inches of oil in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan to 325 degrees.
  2. Make a meatball using one tablespoon of mixture and place inside one cooked pasta shell and cover with another shell. Put a skewer through a bit of shell and inside meatball. Dredge in flour and shake off excess. Roll shells in beaten egg followed by bread crumbs. Shake off excess.

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