This is one of those recipes that is easy to throw together on a school night and one that I know all three of my kids will gobble up excitedly. It would probably be even better with homemade sauce, but jarred does the trick in a pinch (I like to throw in some basil, oregano and/or thyme and sometimes a pinch or two of sugar)
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese (you won't need the whole bag)
- Big tub of ricotta cheese (I used low fat)
- 2 eggs
- Fresh parsley
- Grated parmesan
- Jar of pasta sauce
- Package of jumbo pasta shells
Step 1: Beat the two eggs together
Step 2: Mix in the ricotta cheese, a few handfuls of shredded mozzarella and some grated paremsan. This is totally up to you... I'll throw in whatever leftover Italian cheese I have in the fridge.
Throw in some chopped parsley, salt and pepper and mix it all together.
Step 3: Put a little bit of sauce into the bottom of a 9x13. Then use a spoon to stuff the shells (which you've already cooked, drained and cooled).
Step 4: Cover the stuffed shells with the remaining sauce.
Step 5: Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Step 6: After the 30 minutes, throw some cheese on top and bake about 15 more minutes or until it's melted and fabulous.
I served these with some sliced, baked Italian sausage, garlic bread and a salad. PERFECTION and easy!
I've made these before and added meat to the sauce, which was delicious as well. You really can't mess them up.
Hope you enjoy!!!