Quick and easy stuffed shells

Gail Herbest


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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
30 Min


  • 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

How to Make Quick and easy stuffed shells


  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

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About Quick and easy stuffed shells

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

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