Stuffed Shells


Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells
50 Min

The only thing better than pasta? Cheesy, rich, fresh baked pasta loaded with flavor! Try our amazing, easy-to-make version of Italian style Stuffed Shells, and see for yourself. Our stuffed shells recipe is sure to make dinner a creamy, cheesey, delicious experience for everyone; you'll want to make this perfect baked pasta dish again and again! 

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 melted. 

Before You Start Cooking!

  • Pro Tip: We suggest serving these delicious Stuffed Shells with out All Wrapped Garlic Bread
  • Stuffed Shells is at the top of our list of No-Fail Italian Favorites, but we've got more where that came from! Nothing is more Italian than a meatball. That's why we're bringing you our Must-Make Meatball Recipes! 
  • Once you're done with dinner, get ready for something sweet from our collection of Easy Italian Dessert Recipes! 
  • A Stuffed Shells recipe like this is restaurant quality. We've got other copycat recipes that will blow you away in our Top Favorite Restaurant Recipes collection. 

    Fun Fact: 
  • Did you know that pasta is made in more than 600 shapes around the world? There isn't enough room in our local store for that many options, how about yours? We're excited that, out of all your pasta shape choices, you're choosing to chow down on ours with this amazing Stuffed Shells recipe. 

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 587
  • Calories from Fat 269
  • Total Fat 30g 46 %
  • Saturated Fat 18g 88 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 33g 65 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 148mg 49 %
  • Sodium 1,116mg 47 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 46g 15 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6 %
  • Sugars 7.0g 0 %

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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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