Sunday, October 11, 2009

Easy Stuffed Shells

So I posted that I would be making Stuffed Shells and using a recipe by Kneaders Bakery to make them. I decided to tweak a few things in the recipe to make it work for my family. I actually made the shells for some friends and they loved it. They were surprised at how I made the sauce and said it tasted home made! This is the only way that I make spaghetti sauce because it is the way my hubby likes it. This recipe makes a 9X13 pan which fed 4 adults and 2 kids and we had some leftover.


  • 1 package of large pasta shells
  • 2 c. Ricotta Cheese
  • 3 c. Mozzarella Cheese (plus extra for sprinkling on top)
  • ½ c. grated Parmesan Cheese (plus extra for sprinkling on top)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 T. dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Pepper
  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • 1 package McCormick Italian Spaghetti sauce (you will need 1 can of tomato paste to make this sauce)


1-Cook ground beef and drain the grease. Make the spaghetti sauce according to package. Follow the directions for the meat sauce.

2-In a separate pot bring water to a boil. Add shells and cook according to package directions.

3-In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley salt and pepper.

To Assemble:

1-In the bottom of a baking dish (9 by 13) put ¼ cup of the meat sauce mixture.

2-Stuff shells full of cheese mixture and place in the baking dish.

3-Pour the rest of the meat sauce on top of the shells.

4- Sprinkle the extra cheeses on top.

5-Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted on top.

1 comment:

mallorymallorah said...

How many shells does this recipe make? The entire box of shells?