Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Three-Cheese Stuffed Shells

Three-Cheese Stuffed Shells

12-15 jumbo pasta shells
1 beaten egg
15 oz. of ricotta cheese
1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese*
1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese*
1 tsp of dried parsley
1/2 tsp of dried oregano
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce

1. Cook pasta shells as directed on the package. Drain well. Cool shells in a single layer on a piece of greased foil
2. Meanwhile, stir together egg, ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, the parsley and oregano.
3. Spoon the cheese mixture into each of the shells filling as full as you can. (although, I often leave a couple less full--these are for the kiddos, it's easier for them to eat the ones that aren't stuffed full)
4. Drizzle a bit of spaghetti sauce in a 9x13 pan, then arrange the shells on top.
5. Pour the remaining sauce over the shells and sprinkle a bit more of each of the shredded cheeses on top.
6. Bake, covered at 350 for 15 minutes, then uncover and bake an additional 10-15 minutes.
Serves approx. 4

*I'm always a bit more generous w/ my cheese than this recipe--we <3 cheese! :)

1 comment:

Terra Jones said...

Yum yum!!!! I can't wait to try this!!! :)