Simple Weeknight Ricotta Stuffed Shells

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Looking for a simple recipe that is easy yet fast? Then my Simple Weeknight Ricotta Stuffed Shells recipe will do the trick! Classic comfort food recipe for weeknight meals. For more recipes like this one see my Entrees page. jumbo shells and cheese, ricotta cheese stuffed shells recipe, stuffed shells Coming up with satisfying meals in a hurry during busy weeknights can be tough. Simple Classic Shells and Cheese is always an easy choice. Just add some crusty bread for dipping and you have one gorgeous meal that everyone in the family will enjoy! This dish is always a hit in our home. My favorite thing to do is to slather the sauce covered gooey, cheesy ricotta onto homemade Texas toast. It tastes so awesome. Here is how we make this family-friendly popular dish. Enjoy!

Simple Weeknight Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Classic Baked Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Classic Baked Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Simple family friendly stuffed shells with mozzarella cheese and marinara. Serve with Crusty bread! 

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz box jumbo shells pasta
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • I 32 oz Galbani ricotta cheese, part skim
  • 40 oz or 5 cups marinara, we like Victoria Organic
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil noodles to al dente, as directed on package. 
  2. Mix ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, oregano, parsley, basil, salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the marinara sauce on the stovetop. Add garlic and Italian seasonings. Heat just to a boil. 
  4. Drain noodles and fill shells with ricotta mixture using a large spoon. Add a spoonful of marinara sauce to the bottom of a 13 x 9 casserole dish. Place shells and cheese in a single layer in casserole dish. Simple Weeknight Ricotta Stuffed Shells 2
  5. Pour marinara sauce over noodles. Top with 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes. 
  6. Serve with crusty bread! 

Notes

You can add two eggs if you prefer to the ricotta mixture. We just prefer the recipe without the eggs. 

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