Monday, March 12, 2012
Stuffed Jumbo Shells
I found the recipe for these cheese- stuffed shells over at Beth Anne's Lenten Meal Link Up. I always wanted to attempt them and finally did.
I tweaked the recipe a bit since I used a different brand of shells.
12 oz jumbo shells
30 oz Ricotta Cheese (I purchased 2- 15 oz containers)
2 cups (8oz) shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese - DIVIDED
2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tsp salt
3 cups spaghetti sauce (I used store bought)
2 tbsp water
1. Prepare shells according to directions on box.
2. In medium bowl, beat eggs lightly; stir in Ricotta, Mozzarella, 3/4 cup Parmesan, parsley, basil, and salt.
3. Grease bottom of 9x13 baking dish. Add water and a little sauce to bottom of dish. Spread. (This prevents shells from drying out on bottom.) Stuff about 1 tbsp of cheese mixture into each shell. Place stuffed shells in baking dish. Spread remaining sauce and Parmesan cheese over top of shells. Cover and bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.
**In addition to the 9x13 baking dish, I also filled up an 8x8 baking dish. I had a 48oz container of spaghetti sauce and glad I had the bigger size since this made so much extra!**
I served these with garlic bread. The family LOVED these and we had enough for left overs!
~ Patty ~