Cheese Stuffed Shells

If you're looking for the taste of manicotti, but don't want all the fuss of stuffing manicotti tubes - this is the recipe for you!  This is also a great make-ahead/freezable meal for those nights when you just want to pop something in the oven.  The recipe below is meatless, but you could easily fry up some ground beef or sausage and add it into the cheese mixture.


Cheese Stuffed Shells

12 oz Box Jumbo Shell Pasta
2 Eggs, beaten
30 oz Ricotta Cheese
2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
3/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4-1/3 Cup Parsely, Chopped (fresh is better, but dried is fine)
1 Tsp Salt
Dash Black Pepper
Large Jar Spaghetti Sauce (26 oz or bigger)
1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Boil shells according to package directions.  Drain and cool on wax paper to keep from sticking.

Combine eggs, cheeses, and seasonings in bowl.  Spoon about 3 Tbsp of mixture into each shell.  Spread 2-3 Tbsp sauce on bottom of 9x13 pan - arrange shells on top of sauce.  Pour remaining sauce over shells and sprinkle parmesan cheese over top.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.


  1. Nummmy! Sure easier then stuffing the tubes of manicotti.

  2. Yum!! I have been craving stuffed shells! :) Must try these. :D