Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Recipe: Stuffed Shells!

If you've been following my blog or wandering around it for any length of
time you may have stumbled upon this recipe for stuffed shells.
Well, I decided those weren't adequate.  They lacked oomph!
So, I whipped up my own original recipe!


  • (1) 15 oz. tub part skim ricotta cheese
  • (2) 8 oz. tubs onion & chive cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 3 - 4  TBSP fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Dash of salt
  • (1) 12. oz box of jumbo shells
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • (1) 24 oz. bottle of pasta sauce {I used Barilla's tomato basil}
  • (1) 15 oz. bottle of pasta sauce {I used Classico's sundried tomato alfredo}

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix together ricotta, cream cheese, parmesan, basil, salt and pepper until blended.

Cook jumbo shells according to package directions.
Drain shells and let cool for a minute or so.

*TIP: You may want to add a few drops of olive oil so that they don't stick together.*

Combine the two pasta sauces and spread on the bottom of a large baking dish.
Using your hands {it's about to get messy people} stuff the shells so that you
are still able to close them.  Place them in the baking dish seam side down.
Cover with shredded mozzarella cheese.  Bake @ 350 degrees F for 30 - 40 minutes.

Mmmmm....So good....
I paired mine with homemade turkey meatballs {recipe coming soon!}.

I even made a printable recipe just for you.  Just click on the image below :)

Happy Tuesday y'all! And I'm only going to say this once...



  1. Um those look so delicious I've been drooling all over my keyboard reading this post. I will have to try these.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  2. YUM Kelley!!! Cheese + Pasta + Sauce = Heaven. :) Can't wait to try it! And those turkey meatballs look yummy too!

  3. this looks absolutely amazing! can't wait for the turkey meatball recipe.

  4. I will be cooking this tonight! I can't wait for the turkey meatball recipe. My husband and I love ground turkey. Thanks for sharing

  5. That sounds and looks amazing! I so need to try it

  6. Those look wonderful, Kelley. I love the idea of mixing red and white sauce together. I am looking forward to your turkey meatball recipe. I might have to make these this week or next. Thanks for sharing!

  7. girl, you did good! that looks delicious!

    I find that Real Simple (and sometimes Everydayfood mag) tend to need a little oomph! they are almost toooo simple so they lack depth of flavor!


  8. YUM. Man, that picture makes me hungry, ha! :]


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