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meatballs in the shell

Recipe by
Marty Hufnagel
Vancouver, WA

Simple ingredients and easy prep combine to make this yummy dish a favorite.

yield 12 -14
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For meatballs in the shell

  • 3-4 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 md
    carton ricotta cheese, or cottage cheese if prefered
  • 1 pkg
    frozen, chopped spinach, thawed & drained
  • 1 pkg
    jumbo pasta shells, cooked and drained
  • 1 lg
    good quality marinara sauce from a jar
  • 1
    frozen italian style meatball per shell, costco ones work great.
  • a sprinkle of salt, pepper and some penseys old world seasoning make it great!

How To Make meatballs in the shell

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour the marinara sauce over the bottom of a glass casserole dish.
  • 2
    Combine cheeses, seasonings and cooked spinach. Stuff into the shells, push one meatball into each shell. Arrange in the baking dish.
  • 3
    Cover and bake for about 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 12 - 14 servings

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