Cheese Stuffed Shells in Marinara

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 4 Ratings
Serves: 6
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Cooking Method: Bake


12 jumbo pasta shells (cooked/towel dried)
4 oz mozzarella cheese, low-fat (shredded)
8 oz ricotta cheese, part-skim
2 oz parmesan cheese, fat-free (grated)
1 large egg
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
15 oz marinara sauce

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Randi Williams Recipe
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Los Angeles, CA (pop. 3.8M)
Member Since Feb 2010
Randi's notes for this recipe:
If you don't like marinara sauce, a nice cream sauce or traditional pasta sauce will suffice.
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If it's got tons o' cheese, chances are I'm going to like it! Indeed, I LOVE these. Simple as they are, they pack one big flavor punch. I add a little garlic to the cheese when I make 'em, but season to your liking.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine 3 ounces of mozzarella, all of the ricotta and Parmesan, egg and pepper in a medium bowl.
Stuff each shell with cheese mix.
Place in ungreased 2 quart rectangular baking dish.
Pour sauce over shells.
Bake for 25 minutes or until sauce bubbles.
Top with remaining mozzarella.
Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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user Sherri Woods sherri2007 - May 19, 2010
Stuffed shells are one of my absolute favorites! I've never made them though so I'm excited to try this! =]
user Jan Rusk MamaRusk - Jun 20, 2010
EASIEST way to stuff any pasta: put (cooled) filling into a zipper lock bag. Smoosh down into one corner and snip off that corner with scissors. Squeeze filling into pasta! I happen to own pastry bags and use those, but I've used this trick many times when at someone else's home or when we're camping.
user Lisa Frye LisaRF - Aug 25, 2010
Randi, made these for dinner tonight and they were simply wonderful! Hubby enjoyed very much! I just changed one thing and instead of putting mozzarella on the top, I used a blend of shredded colby and swiss. Will definitely be using this recipe again! :)
user Gina Tennis gjotennis - Jan 18, 2011
going to try this one over the weekend "
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Mar 29, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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