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Cheesy Stuffed Shells Recipe
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Cheesy Stuffed Shells
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Cheesy Stuffed Shells

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"This is a delicious baked pasta dish with large shells filled with meat, spinach and cheese that children always seem to love. It is kind of a 'spaghetti that behaves itself!'"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add shells and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain and crumble. In a large bowl, combine cooked sausage, spinach, ricotta cheese, egg, garlic, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt, pepper and oregano.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Stuff pasta shells with the sausage and cheese mixture and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the pasta is heated through and the cheese is melted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 31, 2003

This was just GREAT! One change is that I used uncooked shells -- easier to stuff. Then covered with tomato sauce and baked according to directions. Came out perfect.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 24, 2011

I guess I was expecting more cheese shells by the name, these should be called spinach shells with a little cheese

 
Apr 30, 2007

Great recipe - just a few small suggestions - one is to layer the bottom of your baking dish w/spaghetti sauce and layer the shells on top of that - and definitely add some shredded mozzarella to the filling. I also use fresh spinach vs. frozen. Top w/sauce and mozzarella. Delicious - plus they make wonderful leftovers and keep well frozen!

 
Aug 24, 2003

This was a real crowd pleaser and it was very simple to prepare. The fat and calories could be reduced by using low fat cheeses, and next time I make it I'll only use half the box of shells since there wasn't enough stuffing for the entire pound.

 
Jan 25, 2010

This is a great simple recipe except for one problem, I used a box of Barilla Jumbo Shells 12oz size and there was not nearly enough filling for them, only filled 1/2 of them. So, either double the filling amount or use only half the box, I can't help but wonder how "Kimber" was able to fill a 1lb box of shells with this amount. The remaining half cooked shells I have I will fill with a salmon (canned) filling recipe I use often, topped with Alfredo sauce. Thanks anyway Kimber.

 
Jul 23, 2003

I followed the recipe exactly except I used more spaghetti sauce and this was fantastic.

 
Oct 08, 2008

very tasty...i used fresh spinach, just chopped it up and added it to the sausage after it was browned to wilt it

 
Feb 05, 2008

Very Yummy! The only thing I did differently was to omit the sausage. Also added a touch of parsley to the ricotta mixture. Will make again. Thanks for the recipe.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 504 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 20.8 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 25.4 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 780 mg
  • 31%

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

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