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Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells Recipe

Stuffed Shells Recipe

Stuffed Shells

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 1 (16 oz.) box jumbo pasta shells or manicotti
  • 1 (28 oz.) jar marinara sauce
  • 3 cups Ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 4 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded


Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta according to package directions. In a medium sized bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, salt, and pepper together until thoroughly blended. Stuff shells or manicotti with cheese mixture. Place stuffed shells in a 13″ x 9″ baking dish lightly coated with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon marinara sauce over each shell; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly.

Keywords: pasta, oven, vegetarian

Stuffed Shells Recipe



  1. I liked this although not much of a fan of tomato based sauces. I actually used some leftover pizza sauce I had on hand. My daughter loved this dish.

    • I like pizza sauces as well – I think it’s the higher content of tomato paste which makes a richer sauce. You might get the same result for less money by keeping some tomato paste on hand – I have some in a tube (in the refrigerator) which seems to last longer than the canned version. Thanks for the feedback!

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