Meatball and Cheesy Shells

April 5, 2007 9:39am CST
1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs 1/4 cup milk 1 egg 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 tablespoon oil 1 cup tomato sauce, fresh or canned 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 16 to 18 large pasta shells 1 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Mix together meat, bread crumbs (moistened with milk), egg, cheese, parsley, garlic and peppers. Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls. Brown in heated oil until crisp and cooked. Meanwhile, heat tomato sauce and oregano. Keep warm. Cook shells according to package directions. Drain well. Spoon a thin coating of sauce in oiled baking dish. Fill each shell with about 1 tablespoon ricotta cheese. Arrange in dish. Place meatballs among the shells. Spoon over remaining sauce. Sprinkle with the cheeses. Bake at 375F about 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated. serves 4
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
5 Apr 07
Meatballs - Oh I love my meatballs and so do all of my family this recipe here with them done in cheesy shells sure sounds lovely to me.
Oh now this also sounds very delicious as the weather here is getting a bit chilly and this will go down lovely and warm me up as I love meat balls but have never tried them with a cheesy shell so I definately will be cooking this recipe.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
5 Apr 07
that sounds wonderful ..thanks for sharing the recipe...i'm going to try it out next week...
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
5 Apr 07
Sounds great~ I love any kind of pasta, but my family is more for the meatballs. They might like this too.
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