Jumbo Shells with Asparagus, Prosciutto, Ricotta Cheese and Three Cheese Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Jumbo Shells with Asparagus, Prosciutto, Ricotta Cheese and Three Cheese Sauce Recipe
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Jumbo Shells with Asparagus, Prosciutto, Ricotta Cheese and Three Cheese Sauce

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"Jumbo shells stuffed with cheese, chopped asparagus and prosciutto are baked in a creamy, cheesy sauce for a gourmet family dinner."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Cook shells according to package directions. Rinse cooked shells under cold water and drain. Cover and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Mix together ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, asparagus, prosciutto, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper in medium bowl.
  4. Pour 1 cup of Barilla Three Cheese Sauce into 9x13-inch baking dish.
  5. Fill each shell with one heaping tablespoon of filling; place in baking dish.
  6. Pour remaining sauce over shells. Cover with foil.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 11, 2014

These shells turned out beautiful, and very yummy. Will be a great addition to my Easter menu this year

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 22, 2014

HUGE disappointment! I followed the instructions to the letter and yet it turned out so salty.


22 Ratings

Oct 27, 2014

I made my own sauce and that's when this 3-star recipe went to 5 stars.

Dec 04, 2014

Barilla pastas never fail to please this cook. I boiled the shells for 6 minutes, rinsed with cold water to stop the cooking process. After baking covered for 45 minutes, the shells were perfectly al dente. I scaled down the recipe for 2 servings, that could have easily fed 4 diners. I counted out 16 shells, equaling about 4.5 ounces, not 8 ounces as a half recipe would indicate. Kept the filling amount the same. This filled the 16 shells perfectly. Added 1/2 teaspoon crushed basil to the filling and another 1/2 teaspoon to the jarred sauce. Couldn't find Barilla's 3 cheese sauce, so subbed with another brand. This made for an over-the-top richness. Would enjoy this dish with a vodka sauce. Steamed fresh thin asparagus for 1 1/2 minutes. Perfect addition. Would I make this recipe again? Yes, with my recommendations!

Jan 02, 2015

Great recipe, if you are looking for something a little different! I followed it as written, except that I chose to use fresh asparagus (While my water was heating to a boil for the pasta, I lightly steamed the asparagus over it!). I was not able to find the Barilla Three-Cheese sauce, and substituted Barilla Tomato Basil sauce with some extra grated Parmesian-Romano cheese mixed in. I served it with garlic bread and a salad. This was simple to put together, but could be a WOW dish to serve guests!

Feb 18, 2015

We found this recipe to be quite salty. The filling was a little bland otherwise, so I added some Italian seasoning and onion powder for flavor and an egg to help firm it up. We're used to a smooth cheese filling in stuffed shells, so the asparagus and prosciutto seemed a little strange texturally, but they added great flavor. I used the Barilla sauce, but I "doctored it up" with my own seasonings (I do this every time I use jarred sauce). I have to rave about the pasta shells! This is the first time I've used Barilla brand jumbo shells and the difference is amazing. Other brands are starchy and they never seem to reach that perfect al dente texture, but instead get gummy and then go straight to mush. Great pasta, Barilla! I'll probably give this another try, omitting the salt completely, mincing the prosciutto more finely, and just serving the asparagus on the side.

Dec 30, 2014

Pretty good. I did find them to be quite salty. I only added half the salt, but next time would likely omit plus might reduce amount of prosciutto to cut back on saltiness. Made half with asparagus (fresh, steamed) and half without, but the asparagus flavor is quite understated. My teen did not like this dish at all, but the adults each had several shells each. Couldn't find the stated sauce, so I used Barilla Roasted Garlic sauce. I wondered if the three cheese sauce would have been too heavy/cheesy. Overall pretty good, if I do make again would likely make several changes.

Dec 30, 2014

This was good! I followed the recipe as instructed. I over cooked my asparagus a bit, but you couldn't really notice once it was all together. I think I'm just not a huge fan of prosciutto. I think I might make it with sausage next time instead. I absolutely love this barilla sauce though!


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  • Calories
  • 878 kcal
  • 44%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 88.4 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 36 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 7.1 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 50 g
  • 100%
  • Sodium
  • 2703 mg
  • 108%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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