Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Easy cheesy stuffed shells

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.


Yes, ma'am!!!


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!!!

35 comments:

  1. Yummy!!! My mom something similar when I was growing up and it was delish!

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  2. And now, I want this for breakfast. All of a sudden, my toast looks incredibly boring. xo

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    1. And did it make you think of Rachel's stuffed shells!?!?! Oh. My. Lord.

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  3. I want these now. Right now. Like at 5:46 a.m. I want 'em.

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    1. Nothing wrong with that!!! I mean... cheese is totally acceptable as a breakfast food and tomatoes are a bonus, right???

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  4. Oh, my kids would like this also! Love a good but easy weeknight supper idea!! :)

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  5. This looks delicious and easy! My husband and daughter would it if I make this :)

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  6. Totally pinning this! You always have the best recipes!

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  7. I make something similar...tip...scoop the cheese mixture into a ziplock and seal. Snip the corner and then pipe the filling into the shells. Quick and less mess. Same with deviled eggs!

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    1. Love it! That's what I do when I do manicotti, but for whatever reason these were pretty easy with a spoon... maybe because they're jumbo sized? I also pipe frosting with a ziplock. hahaha

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  8. YUM! I haven't had breakfast yet this morning, and now I am starving! lol! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh no!!! I had breakfast and am still starving :) hahaha

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  9. Yummy!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!

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  10. Oh my. These look amazing! I may try with some shredded chicken in the ricotta mix. Yumm!

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    1. What a great idea! Let me know how it works!

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  11. I skipped breakfast so I'm starving already and this didn't help - ha! These look amazing! Thanks for sharing! -Leah Chasing Texas

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    1. hahaha - You're welcome!!! hoping you have a great lunch planned today :)

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  12. I love all your recipes, keep them coming please!

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  13. Oh my heavens. Andrea this is totally not going to help my Weight Watchers eating plan hahaha :) This looks so good!

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  14. YUM! I always do a pasta dish, but never think of shells. This is one that will be in our line up SOON!

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  15. I love your recipe posts! I seem to look right before I'm about to cook. This is going on the menu for next week :) thank you for sharing!

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  16. My family loves this meal too! Our version uses a little pesto instead of the fresh parsley, which is helpful if you forget to plan ahead! 😉

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  17. I made this Monday night! It was delicious! Thank you so much :)

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