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Cheese-Stuffed Shells in Marinara Sauce

Cheese-Stuffed Shells in Marinara Sauce
Makes:
6
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
45
minutes
Low CalorieVegetarian
based on
20 reviews
Cheese-Stuffed Shells feature three kinds of cheese and a delicious Marinara Sauce. This Italian favorite is perfect for a family meal or entertaining.

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Ingredients:

  • 12 dried jumbo whole-wheat or regular pasta shells, prepared according to package directions
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat free or reduced fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese (5 oz.)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 container BUITONI Refrigerated Marinara Sauce (15 oz.)

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg and pepper in medium bowl. Stuff each shell evenly with cheese mixture; place in ungreased 12 x 7 1/2-inch baking dish. Pour sauce over shells.

BAKE for 25 minutes or until bubbly. Top with remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.


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  •  Star(s)

    Delicious!

    Barbara Fritz from Cedar Park, TX

    This is one of my family's favorite recipes. It is easy to make and quick. I double the recipe as it reheats very well and tastes just as good the next day for lunch!

  •  Star(s)

    delicious!

    Jessie from Bryan, Texas

    These cheesy shells are absolutely wonderful. Perfect blend of cheeses, and very fillilng. They even filled up my husband, who is usually still hungry a little while after dinner. I used a different brand of refrigerated marinara sauce; it was still delicious. I'll definitely make this recipe again.

  •  Star(s)

    Amazingly Easy!!!!

    Brenda from Chicago, IL

    This is my second time making it, this time I doubled the recipe so that we have enough for the rest of the week. I also added some romano cheese to the mixture and made some home made garlic bread with a salad. You can't go wrong with this recipe. Thank you meals.com!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent

    Lisa Butler from Colorado Springs

    If I could walk away with only one recipe from this site, this would be it. My husband and I loved it. It was easy but tasted great. My husband keeps asking when are we having it again. Thanks meal.com, you make me seem like a super chef with this one.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Liz from

    Made these for dinner tonight.. So easy to make and they were excellent.. will make them again.

  •  Star(s)

    Can't Go Wrong!!!!!

    Kelly from Illinios

    I made this for the first time for me and my boyfriend. Now he won't go a month with out making these. This dish will make any begginer seem like an expert!!

  •  Star(s)

    Old favorite

    tannice from VA

    This is one of my favorite recipes. It is easy and delicious, but, most importantly, kid-friendly. I cut the fat by using fat free cottage cheese and low fat cheeses. It comes out perfect every time.

  •  Star(s)

    Good stuff

    Jessica Garens from Columbus, ohio

    I'm 20 years old and kinda new to being on my own and I think if I can make this any body could. They are delicious and filling. Unfortunatly I live with 2 guys so I didn't have left overs!

  •  Star(s)

    Big hit!

    Jane from

    Yummy! These are great for two people because you can put half in one dish to cook tonight, and half in another dish that can go in the frig and you just pop it in the oven a couple nights later and you have another meal for the week - without any work!

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent!

    Tami from Oklahoma City

    Cheese, cheese & more cheese! What's not to love? Easy & quick to make!

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful recipe

    J. Agate from Wa.

    Just like what you would get at an Italian restaurant! This recipe is so good and so easy.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Liza from Orlando, FL

    This is one of my favorite pasta recipes! Its not too fattening, yet with just a couple of shells it fills you right up. Everyone that has tried this dish is amazed at how good it tastes!

  •  Star(s)

    Absolutely Delightful

    I'm A Smart Cookie from

    This is definatly one of my favorite meals. Not one person I have ever made this dish from ever complained! It is very nice to make because the recipe makes a whole bunch so there is plenty left over for tomorrow. Try it and you won't be sorry.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful

    Chris from Urbana, OH

    This is a great dish all around. Simple but with outstanding results. For a little twist, after stuffing, saute in olive oil or butter and toss in your own seasonings. A hit any way!

  •  Star(s)

    HOUSE SHOCKER

    Shauna from Minneapolis, Minnesota

    I am not the world's best cook, but this recipe made me look like one. I loved the food just as much as my family. It is best with a fresh bread and butter.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful!

    Holly from Athens,TN

    Excellent recipe! Everyone was wowed! I spent a month in Italy last spring. Tastes just like the cuisine I had throughout my trip!

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent Shells!

    nessie from va

    i followed the recipe and sprinkled it w/ fresh parsley and then cooked it all. it didn't take that long & its honestly an amazing dish!! everyone will love it:) don't need to use reduced fat whatever- use what you've got in the grocery store. kids will love this as well as adults:)

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious!

    Halima Gerhold from Honolulu, Hawaii

    I made this within 20 min of coming home from work, popped it in the oven and 25 min later it was done. And sooooo good! The entire family loved it. It is a litte salty so you may want to cut back on the parmesan a little. Great to prepare with kids!

  •  Star(s)

    A New Family Favorite!

    Kelly from St. Albans, WV

    My family absolutely loved this. It was quick & easy, most of all delicious! I will definitely make this again.

  •  Star(s)

    Just like the Olive Garden!

    Michelle Hoctor from Sanford, Maine

    Excellent! This recipe went like hot cakes and the best part came when my brother was upset that we had gone to the Olive Garden without him and were eating the leftovers now! I even used fat free cheeses to make it which cut WAY back on fat! Hope your family enjoys as much as we did!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 268
  • Calories from Fat: 80
  • Total Fat: 9g (14% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 4g (22% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 63mg (21% of DV)
  • Sodium: 663mg (28% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 30g (10% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (11% of DV)
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Vitamin A: 16% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 1% of DV
  • Calcium: 35% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

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

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Cheese-Stuffed Shells in Marinara Sauce

Ingredients

  • 12 dried jumbo whole-wheat or regular pasta shells, prepared according to package directions
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat free or reduced fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese (5 oz.)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 container BUITONI Refrigerated Marinara Sauce (15 oz.)

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg and pepper in medium bowl. Stuff each shell evenly with cheese mixture; place in ungreased 12 x 7 1/2-inch baking dish. Pour sauce over shells.

BAKE for 25 minutes or until bubbly. Top with remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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