Cheese Stuffed Shells in Marinara

Randi Williams Recipe

By Randi Williams dharmasmommy

If you don't like marinara sauce, a nice cream sauce or traditional pasta sauce will suffice.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.


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
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
15 oz
marinara sauce
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Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian
  • Comments

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    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! =]
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    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.
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    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! :)
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    Gina Tennis gjotennis - Jan 18, 2011
    going to try this one over the weekend "
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    Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Mar 29, 2011
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!