Stuffed Pasta Shells
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8
  • 1 (16 oz.) package uncooked large pasta shells
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 (15 oz.) container ricotta cheese or cottage cheese (for less fat)
  • 1 lb. of meat (hamburger meat/Italian sausage)
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (28 oz.) jar pasta sauce (I make my own sauce.)
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook shells for 5 to 8 minutes, or until just slightly underdone; drain and rinse.
  2. Brown meat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together grated cheese, ricotta/cottage cheese, meat, and 1 cup Parmesan cheese.
  4. In your baking pan, spread 2 table spoons of sauce on the bottom of a 13x9 pan instead of grease.
  5. Take a pasta shell and place on tablespoonful of cheese/meat mixture. Place it in the pan. Do that with all the shells. Then spread about ½ of the sauce on top. (I heat up the other ½ of the sauce to place noodles after cooking.)
  6. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the dish.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 ° F oven for 30 min, or until hot and bubbly.
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