Cheese Stuffed Shells

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 36
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 124.0
  • Total Fat: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.5 mg
  • Sodium: 259.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 8.8 g

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a few modifications to the box recipe a few modifications to the box recipe
Number of Servings: 36


    1 box jumbo shells, creamette brand
    2 eggs
    3/4 cup parmesan cheese
    2 containers low fat ricotta
    16 ounces flavored or regular mozzarella cheese, shredded
    about 2 jars of pasta sauce


Nutrition info is per shell. with equal amount of sauce.
prepare jumbo shells according to package instructions. drain.
in a large bowl, mix together 2 eggs, 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, and about 12 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese- use the garlic flavored kind that is preshredded in a bag for you, if possible. gives it better flavor. add the two containers of reduced or fat free ricotta cheese, 16 ounces each. Mix well.
fill the shells using a small spoon with the cheese mixture. place in baking pan or pans.
(i use several smaller baking pans and freeze them.) cover shells with almost all of 2 jars of pasta sauce, your choice for flavor. if desired, add cooked ground beef or turkey to the sauce. sprinkle more shredded cheese on the top, approximately 4 ounces. use fat free or reduced fat cheese if you prefer.
cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
to freeze, cover with plastic wrap, then foil. when ready to bake, remove plastic wrap and replace foil. bake at 350 for 2 hours.

Number of Servings: 36

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ERNSMITH.

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  • Excellent variation, my family is addicted to italian foods and always looking to Spark it up! - 11/3/11

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  • Very Good
    We love stuffed shells and this was a great recipe. For our family, though, we prefer more flavor, so we're going to add fresh garlic, oregano, and maybe a few other spices to the sauce the next time we make it. Great with home-made garlic bread! - 2/18/11

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  • Incredible!
    This is an awesome recipe, my family loved it. I did make one change. I'm from Louisiana so I needed a little more flavor in the sauce. I soaked dried shrimp in 1/4 cup of water for 30min (while I was preparing the shells) and then mixed it (water included) with ground turkey and the pasta sauce!!! - 2/13/11

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  • Incredible!
    This recipe is FANTASTIC!! I used reduced-fat ricotta, as the recipe calls for, and also reduced fat mozzarella - you'd never know it! This recipe is definitely company-worthy, as well as being fairly quick to put together. Definitely a winner!! - 2/21/10

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  • I cooked this for my family and they loved it!!! Great recipe. - 1/13/09

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