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Three Cheese Stuffed Shells

Three Cheese Stuffed Shells are cheesy, creamy and smothered in sauce. This recipe is simple to make and can easily be doubled. Read on for tips on how to freeze these stuffed shells as well!

Close up of shells with cheese

How to make Three Cheese Stuffed Shells

This recipe is easy to put together! First, cook the shells according to the package. Make sure to not over cook them so they are easy to handle and do not fall apart when filling. While the shells cook, combine the eggs, ricotta cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Mix well.

Once shells are done cooking, rinse with cool water to make them easy to handle. Before you start to fill the shells, grease a casserole dish or 9 x 13 pan with non-stick spray. Pour 1/3 of the sauce into pan and spread around. Fill shells with cheese filling using a spoon and place into pan. Be sure to put the shells in single layer. Cover in remaining sauce and top with shredded cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling. Remove from oven and serve. Add bread and salad for a delicious meal.

Freezer tips

To freeze these stuffed shells complete all steps but do not put in the oven. Cover with plastic wrap tightly and place in freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to cook, bake at 350 degrees from frozen until bubbling and melty, about 1 hour.

I like to make a double batch when I make this recipe to freeze half for another meal that I just pull out and put in the oven. One mess for two meals!

Three Cheese Stuffed Shells

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Close up of shells with cheese

Three Cheese Stuffed Shells

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

These Three Cheese Stuffed Shells are loaded with cheese and covered in sauce and more melted cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb large shells, uncooked
  • 2 eggs
  • 32 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 jar pasta sauce, your favorite
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large pot, cook pasta shells according to package. Do not over cook because they will cook more in the oven. Once they are cooked drain and rinse with cool water.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, ricotta cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Spray a 9 x 13 pan or casserole dish with non stick spray. Pour 1/3 of the jar of sauce in bottom of pan. Spread to cover bottom of pan.
  5. Fill the shells with the cheese filling using a spoon. Place into pan. Shells can be touching but only make a single layer.
  6. Once shells are all filled, top with remaining sauce and cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling, about 30 minutes.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Shells can be frozen before baking. Simply cover the baking dish in plastic wrap tightly and freeze for up to 3 months.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/6th recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 489Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 666mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 33g

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