Monday, August 29, 2011

Recipe of the Week: Stuffed Shells

I've only made this a couple of times 'cause stuffing the shells takes a little more work than usual but my kids really prefer it to spaghetti and meatballs.  The ingredients are almost exactly the same as for lasagne.

Stuffed Shells
15-20 meatballs, quartered
1/2 box of jumbo shells or manicotti
1 jar spaghetti sauce
3 c. Ricotta cheese
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
1 egg
2 tbsp Parsley
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
16 oz. Shredded Mozzarella cheese
Cook shells according to package directions. Mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, salt, and pepper. Stuff shells or manicotti with cheese mixture and place in a 13" x 9" baking dish coated with non-stick spray. Scatter meatball quarters over shells.  Spoon spaghetti sauce over each shell and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350°F.



  1. Looks delish! I'll have to try this out!

  2. YUM! I love meatballs! I don't know why I didn't ever think to stuff them into shells! Thanks for sharing:)

  3. Stuffed shells are awesome! An easy way to stuff them is to use a large professional pastry bag, or a freezer ziploc bag with the corner cut off (after filling). Just squeeze the filling into the shells, or manicotti. I have used this technique for about 25 years :D

  4. I have flagged this one in my reader. I have got make this!! It looks incredible!