Cheese-Stuffed Shells feature three kinds of cheese and a delicious Marinara Sauce. This Italian favorite is perfect for a family meal or entertaining.
- 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.)
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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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!
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.
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!!!
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.
Made these for dinner tonight.. So easy to make and they were excellent.. will make them again.
Can't Go Wrong!!!!!
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!!
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.
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!
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!
Cheese, cheese & more cheese! What's not to love? Easy & quick to make!
Just like what you would get at an Italian restaurant! This recipe is so good and so easy.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Excellent recipe! Everyone was wowed! I spent a month in Italy last spring. Tastes just like the cuisine I had throughout my trip!
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:)
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!
A New Family Favorite!
My family absolutely loved this. It was quick & easy, most of all delicious! I will definitely make this again.
Just like the Olive Garden!
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!