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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Stuffed shells recipe

This is another recipe that I got from my mom. I like it because it is something different from spaghetti which we have often in our home. It is easy to double and make another pan as a gift for a new mom or to put in your freezer. My kids LOVE this recipe, and most of the ingredients are things I have around the house (except ricotta and maybe mozzarella cheese). Enjoy!

Stuffed Shells
1 lg. package pasta shells, (will use half of box)
2 lb ricotta cheese
1/2 lb shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup cracker meal (aka bread crumbs)
48 ounces spaghetti sauce

Pour spaghetti sauce to coat bottom of pan...

Mix cheeses, eggs, bread crumbs as filling...

Shells boiled and ready to be filled...

1. Add 1 tbsp salt to 4 quarts boiling water.
2. Gradually add shells so that the water does not stop boiling.
3. Boil, uncovered for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
4. Drain most of the water, allowing shells to remain in a few inches of warm water.
5. Preheat oven to 350.
6. Mix cheeses, eggs, parsley, salt and cracker meal. 
7. Remove one shell at a time (handle carefully, they are still hot!) Stuff each shell with  mixture, using a tablespoon.
8. Pour 1/2 of spaghetti sauce into a large shallow pan.
Ready to go in the oven...
9. Arrange stuffed shells in pan, add remaining sauce on top.
10. Cover, and bake for 30 minutes.
All done, melted and ready to enjoy!

Serves 6-8. Serve with salad and/or bread. YUM! They make great leftovers! 
Let me know if you try it! 


  1. Yummy ... I think I'll make that next week. Thanks for the reminder!

    Hope you are feeling better ...

  2. New follower from Bloggymoms -- I just did a post on menuplanning for my family and I'll definitely be trying some of these - especially the chicken chili and cornbread. Thanks for the ideas!

  3. I had about 1/2 of the mixture left over. Maybe I should have made the whole box of shells?


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