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cream cheese stuffed shells

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Tara Pacheco
Fall River, MA

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 :)

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For cream cheese stuffed shells

  • 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
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 jar
    tomato sauce, + 1 cup
  • 8 oz
    mozzarella cheese, shredded

How To Make cream cheese stuffed shells

  • 1
    Boil your shells for 8-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain.
  • 2
    Mix your ground beef with beaten egg, oil, parsley, salt, and garlic.
  • 3
    Brown beef mixture over medium heat, until just browned.
  • 4
    In a large bowl, mix your cooked beef with one cup of sauce and cream cheese.
  • 5
    Stuff cooked pasta shells with your beef mixture and place in baking dish.
  • 6
    Top with the remaining sauce and shredded mozzarella.
  • 7
    Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.

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