Does anyone have a good Stuffed Shells recipe?

@Dask1221 (160)
United States
February 7, 2007 11:50am CST
I bought a box of those large pasta shells thinking they'd be great to try in a recipe, but I haven't been able to find a recipe I like for them. I actually came up with my own recipe and used them, and it came out great, but I want to find a recipe that uses cream cheese or sour cream or something like that, something creamy, and maybe with spinach. If anyone has any good recipes, please let me know!
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• United States
7 Feb 07
My recipe doesn't include cream cheese or sour cream, but it does include ricotta cheese which is a creamy kind of cheese. Here it is (all measurements are approximate): 1 pound browned ground beef (browned with salt, pepper and garlic) 1 package prepared large shells (prepare according to box directions) 3 hardboiled egg whites (chopped) 1 small carton ricotta cheese 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/3 cup shredded fresh parmesean cheese 1/3 cup shredded romona cheese 1-2 Tablespoons parsley 1-2 Tablespoons oregeno 1/3 cup chopped fresh spinach 1 jar of your favorite tomato sauce Let the shells cool (in cool water) while you mix all the eggs, cheeses, spices and the meat Coat the bottom of a 13x9" pan with a thin layer of sauce One shell at a time stuff with cheese/meat mixture Lay shells in pan (face down) side by side, close together Cover shells with sauce Lay a second layer of stuffed shells on top and coat with sauce Continue until all shells are gone Coat top with sauce and top with shredded cheese (all kinds except for ricotta) Bake at 350degrees for approximately 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly. This is also great if you make it in two 8x8 or 9x9 pans. Then you can bake one and put the other (covered) in the freezer for later! When you go to bake the frozen one just take it straight from the freezer into a 350 degree oven for about 30-40 minutes until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly.
@Dask1221 (160)
• United States
7 Feb 07
Thanks a bunch! This recipe sounds great!! I will have to try it as soon as I buy another box of the shells.
@Eisenherz (2912)
• Portugal
9 Feb 07
Hey, thanks for the wonderful recipe. It looks really tempting and makes me want to cook it one of these days...as a matter of fact, I'll go and add it to my "to cook" list, cheers for sharing!
@neenasatine (2842)
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
here are some recipes i have searched from the net Stuffed Pasta Shells SUBMITTED BY: Jena Coffey "These savory shells never fail to make a big impression, even though the recipe is very easy. One or two of these shells makes a great individual serving at a potluck, so a single batch goes a long way. --Jena Coffey, St. Louis, Missouri" NGREDIENTS * 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese * 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese * 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained * 1 (12 ounce) package jumbo pasta shells, cooked and drained * 1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce DIRECTIONS 1. Combine cheeses and spinach; stuff into shells. Arrange in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Pour spaghetti sauce over the shells. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until heated through. Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells SUBMITTED BY: Katherine Denning "Magnificent jumbo pasta shells stuffed to bursting with cheesy spinach filling." INGREDIENTS * 32 jumbo pasta shells * 2 cups ricotta cheese * 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained * 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese * 2 tablespoons fennel seed * 2 teaspoons dried basil * 4 cloves garlic, minced * salt and pepper to taste * 3 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, gently place pasta shells in boiling water; bring water back to boil. Cook until noodles are just tender; drain well. 3. Squeeze spinach dry. Combine spinach, ricotta, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, fennel, basil and garlic in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper; mix well. 4. Spread 1/2 cup marinara sauce evenly over the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. 5. Fill each pasta shell with the spinach cheese mixture. Arrange the shells, filling side up in the baking dish. Spoon remaining marinara sauce over the shells. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese on top of the shells. 6. Cover the pan loosely with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven until heated through; about 30 minutes. Stuffed Shells I SUBMITTED BY: karen marshall "Jumbo macaroni shells stuffed with cheese mixture, covered with sauce, and baked. INGREDIENTS * 1 (16 ounce) package jumbo pasta shells * 4 cups large curd cottage cheese * 12 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded * 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese * 2 eggs, lightly beaten * 1 pinch garlic powder * 1 teaspoon dried oregano * 1 teaspoon dried parsley * 1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce * 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese DIRECTIONS 1. Cook shells according to package directions. Place in cold water to stop cooking. Drain. 2. Mix together cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, eggs, and garlic powder. Rub the dried herbs in the palms of your hands to pulverize them, and stir into the cheese mixture. Stuff mixture into the shells. 3. Spread 1/3 of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a 15 x 10 inch pan. Place shells open side up, and close together in pan. Spread remaining sauce over top, and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. 4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes, or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.