This is a family favourite that I tweaked to personalize. I like to use fresh basil for a sharper flavour. Everyone always comes back for seconds and sometimes thirds! Comfort food that is healthy and meatless.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cook shells according to package directions until Al Dente ( approximately 10 minutes). Immerse shells in cold water to cool and place on paper towel to dry.
Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large pan over medium heat and saute onion, garlic, peppers and mushroom until tender. Place in a bowl and allow to cool to room temperature. When cooled, add ricotta, beaten egg, 1/2 cup of the parmesan, basil, half of the parsley, oregano, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Mix well. Mixture should be firm but still moist.
Cover the bottom of a large glass baking dish with enough tomato sauce to cover. Gently stuff the shells with the cheese mixture and place in dish on tomato sauce. Spoon the rest of the tomato sauce over the shells and sprinkle with the rest of the parmesan cheese and parsley. Bake covered for 20 to 30 minutes and cook uncovered for 5 to 10. Let stand 10 minutes and serve with additional parmesan and garnish with sprigs of parsley and basil if desired.
Valerie411 1y agoAdded zucchini as an extra veggie and tasted great!! Will defiantly make again!
psretlaw 1y ago
abaney 2y agoQuick and easy weeknight dinner
Kristi130 2y agoThis was delicious!!! It is well worth the time that it takes to make. Great flavor; we devoured it!!
valeriehanson 2y agoA good recipe and worth the effort. The make ahead part is icing on the cake. I topped it with shredded mozzarella. I used my own fresh herbs and my artisan ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella and they really shone. I also doubled the batch and put one in the freezer for another time. I would suggest that the tomato sauce part should be doubled if you like a saucy pasta. The filling adds up to about 1 tablespoon per shell. Definitely use a 13 x 9 inch pan.
armc 2y agoThis was an excellent stuffed shell recipe that I will be making again. loved it
lernik88 2y agoTime consuming but so so good!
German_eagle 2y agomy husband was fussing because it doesnt czll for meat but guess what he had seconds and took it the next day for lunch deffinetly will make this again thanks
mamabake 2y agoThis dish was delicious. We had ours without ricotta and with meatballs. My husband and 4 year old loved it.
teresaeason 2y agoI've never made stuff pasta shells before but it was fun and easy. I think next time I will use a meat tomato sauce or add a spicy meat to the stuffing. Kids and husband loved it. Need I say more:)