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Cheese Stuffed Shells
& Stuffed Manicotti

Simple and quick baked pasta dish loaded
with three types of cheese. Freezes well.

Recipe Created By: Robbie
Serves:
8
Prep. Time: 0:50

2 eggs - beaten OR 1/2 cup egg substitute
(2) 15 oz. tubs ricotta cheese - low-fat okay
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese - low-fat okay
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese - low-fat okay, divided
1 tsp. parsley flakes OR Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt OR 1 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
28 oz. jar (about 3 cups) spaghetti sauce - divided
8 - 12 oz. box jumbo shell pasta OR manicotti tubes
1 tsp. olive oil OR vegetable oil

Ingredients at Firehouse Pantry


-Combine eggs, ricotta, mozzarella, 3/4 cup Parmesan, and seasonings in bowl; set aside.
-Spread 1/4 cup of the spaghetti sauce in bottom of 13" X 9" baking dish.
-Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and toss with oil.
-If using shells, spoon enough cheese mixture into each shell to fill. If using manicotti, using a pastry bag or plastic zip-top bag with a corner cut out, pipe cheese mixture into each tube, filling completely.
-Arrange shells/manicotti in the dish; do not overlap. Use an additional pan, if needed.
-Pour remaining sauce over shells/manicotti. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan over sauce.
-Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Notes: For Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Shells or Florentine Manicotti, thaw and drain the liquid from a 10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach; add to the cheese mixture. I bake a batch of these, then freeze in Tupperware, 3 in each container, and microwave for 5 minutes when I want it.

Make It A Meal: Serve with Garlic Rolls and a salad with Salad Dressing like Olive Garden's.

Other Stuffed Shells recipes on this site: Chicken Stuffed Shells

5 Visitor Comments About This Recipe
  • This is wonderful recipe! The only other thing I served was garlic bread! (It was very filling)

  • Made this tonight with manicoti and spinach. Loved it, but a little too much spinach. Next time, I'll use half a box.

  • Fancy macaroni and cheese, so you don't have to feel guilty! ;-)

  • Thank you so much for the great recipe. I fixed it for our daughters 19th Birthday party. All I did different was added a little fresh spinach. Everyone loved it.

  • I made this for our office potluck, everyone loved it. Our theme was Italian food. I was hoping for some left overs, but it didn't happen.

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