Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins | Total Time: 45 mins | Servings: 6
Italian Stuffed Shells are a favorite at home. This is super easy to make using just simple ingredients, and this only takes no more than thirty minutes to put together.
If you love easy meals, you will surely love this Baked Italian Stuffed Shells recipe. The pasta shells are stuffed with meat and ricotta cheese. For a restaurant-quality meal at home, serve this with a simple salad and breadstick or French bread. Leftovers are also amazing! My kids are always fighting for it.
1 pound ground beef
15 ounces can of tomato sauce
15 ounces can of crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
20 large shells
1 teaspoon onion powder
15 ounces of ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
4 ounces shredded Parmesan
2 c. mozzarella cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
How to make Italian Stuffed Shells
Step 1: In a large skillet, cook the ground beef until cooked through. Drain when done. Then, season the beef with onion and garlic powder.
Step 2: To the skillet with the ground beef, add the cans of tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes. Let the mixture simmer.
Step 3: As directed on the box, cook the noodles. Gently drain and set the cooked noodles aside.
Step 4: Place the ricotta, egg, Parmesan, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well until combined.
Step 5: To a large casserole dish, add a layer of meat sauce. Set aside.
Step 6: Fill each noodle with the cheese mixture using a spoon. Repeat until all the shells are filled. Then, top the noodles with the rest of the meat sauce and sprinkle with the shredded mozzarella cheese.
Step 7: Place in the oven and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees F or until the cheese has melted and is bubbly.
Step 8: Serve this right away with a simple salad or breadstick. Enjoy!
Calories: 654kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 1318mg | Potassium: 842mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1215IU | Vitamin C: 11.5mg | Calcium: 620mg | Iron: 4.3mg
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