Cream Cheese Stuffed Shells

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Serves: about 8
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2 lb ground beef
12 oz box of jumbo pasta shells
2 tsp minced garlic
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp parsley
1 tsp kosher salt
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 jar(s) tomato sauce, + 1 cup
8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded

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Tara Pacheco Recipe
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Fall River, MA (pop. 88,857)
Member Since Sep 2011
Tara's notes for this recipe:
Not 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 :)
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Boil your shells for 8-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain.
Mix your ground beef with beaten egg, oil, parsley, salt, and garlic.
Brown beef mixture over medium heat, until just browned.
In a large bowl, mix your cooked beef with one cup of sauce and cream cheese.
Stuff cooked pasta shells with your beef mixture and place in baking dish.
Top with the remaining sauce and shredded mozzarella.
Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.

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user 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! =]
user Tara Pacheco tnj2008 - Mar 12, 2012
Thanks Jen.. I hope you enjoy them! we sure did. I'll be making them again soon :)
user 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.!

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