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Stuffed Shells

(6 Votes)
SERVES
6
COOK TIME
50 Min

The only thing better than pasta? Cheesy, rich baked pasta! Try this great recipe for Stuffed Shells and see for yourself.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (12-ounce) package jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 (32-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook shells according to package directions; drain.
     
  2. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, the eggs, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper; mix well.
     
  3. Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce evenly over bottom of prepared baking dish. Spoon ricotta mixture into a pastry tube or large resealable plastic storage bag with a corner snipped off. Squeeze about 1 tablespoon cheese mixture into each shell; place filled shells in baking dish.
     
  4. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over filled shells, cover with aluminum foil, and bake 40 minutes.
     
  5. Remove foil from dish, and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Bake 10 to 12 more minutes, or until shells are heated through and cheese is golden and bubbling. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.

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Ratings & Comments

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I add nutmeg to the Cheese filling

I made this just this week for my family. Added 1 pound sausage and 3 cups spinach and it made so much we were able to share with another family. Everyone raved about it and my family wants me to fix it again. lol

I too have made this with ground beef and sausage mixture. I put the filling in with a spoon, a time cutter. I have used meat based spagetti sauce too.

This is pretty much my basic recipe, but I do like to add thawed frozen spinach that has all the liquid squeezed out - adds fiber and color!

a touch of nutmeg is all that is needed in the ricotta to make it extra special

My family loves this dish, can mix up with ground sausage, different cheeses, and it always tastes good. Time consuming to put together but worth the effort!

can't wait to try it.

Try addng pepperoni and sliced green olives. Seems to be a hit with my family.

Try adding a pound of hamburg and/or a pound of bulk sausage, plus a 10 oz package of frozen spinach, thawed and drained. Increase cheese to 4 cups. You will need two 9 x 13 casserole dish's, and two jars of sauce for a 12oz box of shell's. Very delish!!!!

Try adding a pound of hamburg and/or a pound of bulk sausage to the recipe, delish!!!

My mom use to make this but we use cottage cheese and no eggs. Love this recipe though a little messy to make, but worth it!

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