Quick and easy stuffed shells

Gail Herbest

By
@Gaillee

You can easily double or triple this recipe, with only the 2 of us I make a smaller amount. You can also add the spices of your choice, more hamburger or none at all. I make this early in the morning or the night before so when I am ready to fix dinner I can just take it out of the refrigerator and pop it in the oven, serve with Italian bread and a salad. Pictured here before baking.


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Serves:

2-3

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

12
large size pasta shells
1 c
ground beef, cooked and drained
1 jar(s)
spaghetti sauce
1 lb
cottage cheese
1/2 c
mozzeralla cheese ( plus some for top)
1 tsp
italian seasoning
1 tsp
herbes de provence (optional)
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
dried minced onion

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Brown hamburger until no longer pink, drain off grease and add the jar of spaghetti sauce, mix well and set aside
2
boil 12 large pasta shells until Al Dente. drain and set aside
3
In med size mixing bowl mix cottage cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, minced onion and spices
4
Lightly spray 8x8 glass baking dish with non stick cooking spray, spoon 4 Tbsp of the hamburger spaghetti sauce into baking dish and spread around bottom.
5
spoon in each cooked shell approx 1 Tbsp of cottage cheese mixture and place in baking dish side by side until all are filled
6
spoon remaining spaghetti sauce/meat mixture over the top of shells and sprinkle with extra mozzarella cheese.
7
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for approx 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and filled shells are heated through
Let set for 10 minutes and serve
8
If I have left over meat/sauce mixture I spoon it around the edges and add a little more to the top

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Other Tag: Quick & Easy