Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Must-Serve for Cheesefare Week

This is one of our very favorite recipes for Cheesefare week! Oh, we have it occasionally at other times, too - but it's one we always try to serve during this week.

Stuffed Pasta Shells
(The recipe USED to be right on the box of pasta, but they changed that recipe long ago. So we're glad we hung on to it!)

1-12 ounce package of jumbo pasta shells, cooked.
1 jar of your favorite prepared spaghetti sauce

1-16 ounce container of ricotta cheese
2 eggs, beaten
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
1 T. parsley flakes
1 t. seasoned salt
1/4 t. pepper

(We also thaw 1/2 package of frozen spinach, squeeze it dry, and mix in with cheese mixture).

Pour a small amount of sauce into the bottom of a 9x13 pan, and spoon filling ingredients into cooked shells. Place filled shells into the pan on top of the sauce. Pour additional spaghetti sauce (as much as you like) over the top of the shells.

Grate additional mozzarella cheese and sprinkle over the top of shells (Sprinkle additional parmesan cheese over the top, too, if you like).

Cover the pan with foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 15 minutes or until all is bubbly.

Remove from oven and let sit for a few minutes and serve with (even more!) grated parmesan cheese on top.


Michelle M. said...

Yum!! I always make homemade mac and cheese with cheesy corn bread. It is a bit of a cheese overload, but that is not a problem in our family. :)

DebD said...

I love stuffed shells! Thanks for the reminder...although I'm not sure I can get out to the store in time.

s-p said...

I'll just print a picture and eat it... that looks SOOOO good!