seafood stuffed shells!

★★★★★ 1
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By Amy H.
from Detroit, MI

I had this dish at an Italian restaurant, years ago. I loved it so much and raved about it, but when I went back, they had updated the menu, which involved removing my favorite dish! Well, guess that means I have to make it myself! So here it is, my home version!

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For seafood stuffed shells!

  • 12-16
    uncooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 1/2 sm
    onion, minced
  • 8-12 oz
    lump crabmeat, canned or frozen drained or "fake" and finely chopped
  • 1/2+ lb
    raw shrimp, cleaned, deveined & chopped
  • 1 lg
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 1
    (15 oz.) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 bag
    (8 oz.) bag shredded mozzarella cheese, divided in half
  • 1/2 c
    fresh grated parmesan cheese, divided in half
  • 1/4 c
    butter
  • 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3 c
    half & half or whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp
    old bay seasoning

How To Make seafood stuffed shells!

  • 1
    Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine crab, chopped shrimp, egg, 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese, 1/2 of the parmesan and all of the ricotta cheese. Stir together until thoroughly combined.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 350°. Drain and rinse pasta with cold water.
  • 4
    Spray a 13x9-in. glass baking dish with butter flavored cooking spray.
  • 5
    Stuff each shell generously with the seafood mixture and place in baking dish.
  • 6
    Melt butter over medium heat in pan. Add onions and saute until soft. Whisk in flour. Gradually whisk in milk or half & half. Simmer just until thickened. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  • 7
    Pour Sauce over stuffed shells. Sprinkle each shell with remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Next sprinkle generously with Old Bay seasoning. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes.
  • 8
    Plate and serve!
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