Enjoy stuffed shells recipe with just a little prep work and the results are delicious. There is so much cheesy goodness and the recipe is super easy.

Enjoy this classic stuffed shells recipe with just a little prep work and the results are delicious. There is so much cheesy goodness and the recipe is easy. Learn how to make homemade baked stuffed shells with the best ricotta cheese mixture. #eatingonadime #stuffedshells #RecipeRicotta #recipeeasy #Howlongto #stuffedshellsrecipe #jumbo #Italian #oven #baked #howto

 

Stuffed shells recipe

This recipe is so amazing that no one will even miss the meat. The cheese stuffed shells scream comfort food and your entire family will ask you to make this all the time!

It looks gorgeous but is very simple to make. Don’t be intimidated by stuffed shells. I promise it is so easy to make!

Plus, this meal is very budget friendly and inexpensive to make. We love to serve this when company is coming to dinner but it’s quick enough for busy weeknights.

We even have this Crock Pot Stuffed Shells version if you want to use the slow cooker.

 

Enjoy this classic stuffed shells recipe with just a little prep work and the results are delicious. There is so much cheesy goodness and the recipe is easy. Learn how to make homemade baked stuffed shells with the best ricotta cheese mixture. #eatingonadime #stuffedshells #RecipeRicotta #recipeeasy #Howlongto #stuffedshellsrecipe #jumbo #Italian #oven #baked #howto

 

Enjoy this classic stuffed shells recipe with just a little prep work and the results are delicious. There is so much cheesy goodness and the recipe is easy. Learn how to make homemade baked stuffed shells with the best ricotta cheese mixture. #eatingonadime #stuffedshells #RecipeRicotta #recipeeasy #Howlongto #stuffedshellsrecipe #jumbo #Italian #oven #baked #howto

 

Ricotta stuff shells ingredients:

  • 24-30 Jumbo Pasta Shells (depending on how many will fit in your pan)
  • 15 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • ¾ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 9 Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 28 oz Marinara Sauce
  • 1 ½ cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

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How to make stuffed shells:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Place the shells in the water and cook 3 minutes less than the cook time listed on the package.  Drain the shells and rinse with cool water.

Spray a 9X13 pan with non-stick spray and then spread ½ of the marinara sauce at the bottom of the pan.

In a medium size bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, minced garlic, parsley, basil leaves, salt and pepper.  Stir to thoroughly combine.

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How To Stuff Shells:

It is very simple. Just spoon the cheese mixture into the shells and place the shells in the 9X13 pan on top of the sauce.

Pour the remaining marinara sauce on top of the shells and top with the mozzarella cheese.

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Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes until hot and the cheese is fully melted.

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Serve immediately and enjoy!

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What to serve with stuffed pasta shells?

Serve it with a salad and you have a complete meal. It is so easy! Bread is also delicious served with these stuffed shells.

Learn how to freeze garlic bread. This is a great time saving tip plus saves you money too!

The bread is optional but it is perfect to get every last drop of that amazing tomato sauce. Yum!

Another tasty bread idea is Garlic Bread Cheese Sticks Recipe. Oh my those are so tasty if you have the extra time to make them.

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Make sure you have a 9×13 baking dish to make stuffed pasta shells.

There are several baking dishes on sale here. We used a 9×13 baking dish and it worked perfectly.

The ones with the lid are really handy if you are taking this dish somewhere.

I often use the disposable pans for when I am taking this dish to a potluck or gathering.  I like not having to worry about the pan.

This recipe is always a hit!

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More ideas to try with ricotta stuffed shells:

Now, we absolutely love this recipe as is. However, the ideas are endless for changing things up.

You can add sausage or ground beef if you want to add meat. Ground turkey is also tasty as well.

We have also added spinach and that was amazing. Cottage cheese also works with the ricotta or in place of it. We have combined both and it was yummy.

Just use what you have! I promise this easy recipe does not disappoint.

It is easy to modify for what you have on hand and this really helps your budget. By cooking like this, it really helps me to save money on groceries. It is a huge help to our budget.

I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for something else!

Everyone will love these easy stuffed shells!

The yummy cheese blend with ricotta cheese is so creamy and delicious. The entire dish is very simple and takes less than 30 minutes to make.

Once you top the shells with more cheese, the dish just really comes together. Stuffed shells recipe is a favorite around here and super easy.

The cheese mixture is the best comfort food and you can’t go wrong with pasta! Let us know how it turns out for you.

I think it will be a hit with your entire family!

 

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Stuffed Shells recipe

5 from 3 votes
Enjoy stuffed shells recipe with just a little prep work and the results are tasty. There is so much cheesy goodness and the recipe is easy.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 424
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 24-30 Jumbo Pasta Shells depending on how many will fit in your pan
  • 15 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley chopped
  • 9 Fresh Basil Leaves chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 28 oz Marinara Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Place the shells in the water and cook 3 minutes less than the cook time listed on the package.  Drain the shells and rinse with cool water.
  • Spray a 9X13 pan with non-stick spray and then spread ½ of the marinara sauce at the bottom of the pan.
  • In a medium size bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, minced garlic, parsley, basil leaves, salt and pepper.  Stir to thoroughly combine.
  • Then spoon the cheese mixture into the shells and place the shells in the 9X13 pan on top of the sauce.
  • Pour the remaining marinara sauce on top of the shells and top with the mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes until hot and the cheese is fully melted.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 424kcal, Carbohydrates 35g, Protein 26g, Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 12g, Cholesterol 97mg, Sodium 1327mg, Potassium 631mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 7g, Vitamin A 1310IU, Vitamin C 10mg, Calcium 455mg, Iron 2mg

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