Stuffed Shells With Ricotta Cheese Recipe

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Stuffed Shells Recipe

When it comes to Italian dishes, besides spaghetti and lasagna and LOVE me some stuffed shells. I remember years ago buying them frozen in bulk and heating them up individually when I had the craving for one. Now I made a big dish of them, they are that good.

If you want to make stuffed shells, checkout my recipe for stuffed shells with ricotta cheese and ground beef.

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Stuffed Shells With Ricotta Cheese Recipe
Recipe type: Pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ tsp seasoning salt
  • 16oz marina sauce
  • 12oz Ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 box Jumbo shells (12oz)
  1. In a skillet add ground beef and seasoning. Cook until no longer pink and drain. While cooking meat, cook jumbo shells according to package and set aside.
  2. Add 1 cup of the marinara sauce to skillet and cook on medium heat for about 2 minutes to heat up and create a thick meat/sauce mixture.
  3. Add ½ cup marinara sauce to 13x9 baking dish and spread evenly.
  4. In a medium bowl, add egg, Ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and 2 cups of the Mozzarella cheese. Stir until blended.
  5. Add a spoonful of meat mixture into each shell along with about 1 TBS of cheese mixture. Fill each shell until mixture is gone.
  6. Pour remaining marinara sauce over shells and top with the leftover 1 cup of Mozzarella cheese.
  7. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes until cheese is melted.
  8. Remove from oven and enjoy!

These are also great to bake when you are making lasagna since they have most of the same ingredients!

See, look how easy it is!

What is your favorite Italian dish?

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About Stefani Tolson

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  1. This looks really good. Will be trying this one soon.

  2. Nom Nom Nom! Those look fantastic. I haven’t made stuffed shells in FOREVER.

  3. These look delicious! I bought Ricotta once and meant to use it a lasagna, but never did. It had an almost grainy texture, is it supposed to be like that?

  4. mmm, i love stuffed shells, you just inspired me to add this to my meal plan next week

  5. I think you just gave me a dinner idea for tomorrow! Looks SO yummy!

  6. Thanks do this yummy recipe. I love stuffed shells!

  7. looks delicious. I make mine a bit different and have been told they should be world famous Lol

  8. This looks SO yummy!

  9. Sue Bunting says:

    this looks so good my family and I love Italin food we have to try this one thanks!

  10. I’ve always wanted to try stuffed shells! I’m a big fan of anything pasta…it’s like comfort food!

  11. I do my stuffed shells with ricotta, but now I am craving them :)

  12. My favorite dish is lasagna, but your right these are a lot like it, probably easier to prepare and quicker to cook! I like it, thanks for the recipe!

  13. Yum, I want to make this!

  14. Mya Murphy says:

    I believe this might be one of my favorite recipes you have posted… OMG, just looking at the pic makes me drool. I am making this tomorrow. I really appreciate the recipes, and yummy!!!

  15. I loved it

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