Tara's StoryNot everyone in my family cares for ricotta cheese. So, I stuffed these yummy little guys with ground beef and cream cheese. They were a hit at the dinner table. Everyone asked for seconds :)
box of jumbo pasta shells
egg, lightly beaten
cream cheese, room temperature
tomato sauce, + 1 cup
mozzarella cheese, shredded
1Boil your shells for 8-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain.
2Mix your ground beef with beaten egg, oil, parsley, salt, and garlic.
3Brown beef mixture over medium heat, until just browned.
4In a large bowl, mix your cooked beef with one cup of sauce and cream cheese.
5Stuff cooked pasta shells with your beef mixture and place in baking dish.
6Top with the remaining sauce and shredded mozzarella.
7Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.
Tara Pacheco tnj2008 - Mar 11, 2012
Jen White Niff - Mar 11, 2012
This sounds really yummy! I can't stand ricotta, so I usually stay away from stuffed shell recipes, but this is a wonderful solution. And I love cream cheese. Saved! =]
Tara Pacheco tnj2008 - Mar 12, 2012
Thanks Jen.. I hope you enjoy them! we sure did. I'll be making them again soon :)
Marcy Baha missmarcy - Mar 12, 2012
Thanks for sharing! My hubby is not a ricotta cheese lover. I have made shells etc. using cottage cheese. Will try this recipe with cream cheese. He does love cream cheese.!
Vanessa "Nikita" Milare Kitkat777 - Mar 12, 2012