Hello friends and happy Wednesday!
I’ll tell you what – spring has arrived and I couldn’t be more excited!
Bring on the sunshine and the bike rides and the warm weather!
The last place you want to be when it’s starting to get nice outside, is stuck in the kitchen! SO tonight, I’ve got an awesome recipe for you that is the gift that keeps on giving.
It’s a cook-once, enjoy for the rest of the week kind of a meal.
And that, friends, is my cheesy stuffed shells!
Jumbo pasta shells stuffed with herby ricotta cheese, and smothered in a rich and meaty red sauce!
It freezes like a dream, so you can bust it out, whenever you feel like ditching kitchen duties and enjoy a moment outside instead!
Here’s What You Need:(Makes about 10 servings)
1 12-oz box of jumbo shells
1 (32) ounce container of ricotta cheese
1 lb shredded mozzarella cheese (divided)
8 oz grated parmesan cheese (divided)
1 Tbsp dried parsley
2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 (28-oz) jar pasta sauce
1 lb ground beef
1 yellow onion, minced
5 garlic cloves, minced
Large stock pot
Large saute pan
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add your jumbo shells and cook for 8-10 minutes, until al dante. Drain and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix your eggs, ricotta, half of the mozzarella, half of the Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper until well combined. Stuff the cooed shells with this ricotta mixture and place in a 9×13 inch baking dish.
In a large frying pan, brown your meat, along with the onion and garlic, until cooked through. Once cooked, stir in your jarred pasta sauce, and remaining mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Carefully pour this over the stuffed shells.
Bake for 45-60 minutes until the edges are bubbly and the shells are slightly set.
WOW WOW WOW! This recipe was so darn delightful! Let me tell ya. The rich cheese, the chewy pasta, the garlicy meat sauce! This dish was a 10/10.
I love a jumbo shell dish. Because they’re just so whimsical! There’s something about digging into this ginormous shell with ooey gooey cheese bursting from the seams that just brings you right back to childhood.
Those flavors of tomato sauce, cheese and pasta are classic and timeless for a reason. They just work. And with a sprinkle of fresh basil over the top, it finishes is off and really rounds out the savoriness with a bright burst of freshness!
But the best part…were the leftovers! Like I said, it’s the meal that keeps on giving.
You can heat it up as-is for dinner, you can pop a couple shells on top of a salad for a quick meal, you can smoosh it up into scrambled eggs for a breakfast of champions any Nona would approve of. The possibilities are endless.
Do yourself a favor and make this dish!
I promise, you’ll thank me later when you can spend some extra time outside, cuz you’ve got delish leftovers waiting for you in the fridge!
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35 responses to “Cheesy Stuffed Shells!”
This looks so delicious, Caralyn! Yes please. 😊
Thanks John! Oh it definitely was!! Hugs and love xox
This looks so good 😊
Thanks so much! It was a real treat! Hugs and love xox
Looks yummy! I think a double batch is my way to go this weekend. Will be taking a batch to my Mom and Dad.
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much! Oh yes / double batch for sure!! I hope you and your parents enjoy! Hugs and love xox
This is right up my appetite alley!
Thank you Galby! These were a hit! Hugs and love xox
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Thanks for the link up! Hugs and love xox
Thanks Marques! These were a real treat! Hugs and love xox
That recipe and the pictures of the finished product look delicious. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you Jan! Yes! These were a real treat! Glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
Oooh this looks so good!
Thank you so much Laura! Oooh it was! Hugs and love xox
This looks amazing! Wow!!!
Thanks Benjamin! Hugs and love xox
Very nice post thank you so much
Thanks so much. Hugs and love xox
These look great.
oh they certainly were! thanks david! Hugs and love xox
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congrats! Hugs and love xox
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Wow! It’s looking delicious. Surely, I will try it. I wanna taste it.🤤😊😊
thank you so much! it sure was! Hugs and love xox
You are most welcome. Hugs😊🤗
Yummy these looks great! I am actually going to make taco stuffed shells tomorrow using jumbo shells so these are right up my alley. You have a really nice blog.
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Thank you so much! YUM! Enjoy! Hugs and love xox
Love your posts 😊
oh ym gosh thank you so much! Hugs and love xox
YUM!!! Cuppycake and I are forming a Wednesday supper club with various friends and this type of “comfort food” is exactly what I intend to serve! I am hoping it will conjur up fond memories, feed the body AND soul while creating a relaxed comfortable setting for our guests. 🤞🏻 I will let you know how it goes….. Hugs!
Those look so good.