Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells Recipe

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Jenn Siercks


This is very good, almost comfort food. Nice way to get your kids to eat spinach.


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35 Min
45 Min


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1 1/2 lb
ground beef or ground turkey
1 box
pasta shells, giant
1- 8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
2 clove
garlic minced
1 pkg
frozen chopped spinach, thawed (water squized out)
1 c
parmigiano-reggiano, grated
2 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded, divied
1/2 small
onion, chopped
1 jar(s)
marinara sauce
2 tsp
italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Stuffed Shells


  • 1Pre-heat oven to 375.

    Cook shells acording to package directions. Be careful not to overcook them or they will tear easily when trying to fill them.

    Drain and set shells out individually on a cutting board or baking sheet so that they don’t stick together
  • 2Brown meat, with garlic and onions, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper.

    Drain meat.

    Mix meat,spinach,soften cream cheese, 1 cup mozzerlla,and parmigiano-reggiano in med bowl.
  • 3Pour enough sauce in 9x13 baking dish to cover bottom. Stuff shells with meat & cheese mixture with spoons.

    *Tip: For easier filling, fill a gallon ziplock baggie with the filling and snip a quarter size hole off the corner of the bag. Then you can just pipe the filling into the shells.
  • 4Top with remaining sauce and mozzerlla and cover and bake for about 35 mins. Remove cover leave in oven another 10 mins.

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About Stuffed Shells

Course/Dish: Beef, Turkey
Regional Style: Italian

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