Stuffed Shells II

Stuffed Shells II


"Jumbo shells stuffed with a mixture of meat and cheese."


servings 584 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 584 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 22.2 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 55.2g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 38.1 g
  • 76%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 1263 mg
  • 51%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook shell pasta in a large pot with boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well.
  2. In a large skillet brown the ground beef and onions. Drain grease.
  3. In a large bowl add the chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, and cottage cheese; stir well. Add basil, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir until well blended.
  4. In the bottom of a 2 quart baking dish, cover with a half of cup of tomato sauce mixture. Stuff shells with beef mixture and place side by side in dish. Cover stuffed shells with remaining tomato sauce and top with mozzarella cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for an hour. Allow to stand for 15 minutes and serve.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 57 Ratings


I have to say this recipe was absolutely wonderful! I have only made stuffed shells maybe 3 or 4 times, and always just used spaghetti sauce. Because I have never like can tomatoes in anything I...

I loved this recipe. I did add some parmesan cheese to the meat mixture. I also added extra basil and garlic.

First I added an egg- which bound the ingredients together better. I also added a little parmesan and mozzerella which also helped hold everything together. I was feeling too lazy to sautee an ...

Remember to drain the diced tomatoes. I forgot and it was so watery. Also, mix the cottage cheese with the meat and onion NOT with the sauce! It was pretty flavorful the next day.

This was ok. I prefer some other recipes over this one. If I made this again, I would use my own sauce.

It tastes OK but the meat was too crumbly, didn't stay together and came out of the pasta.I tried to put some of the sauce in the meat but it didn't help much. I gave it only 3 stars because my ...

This recipe was delicious! I liked that it was easy to make and used ingredients I already had in my kitchen. I'm sure I'll make this one again - maybe I'll add spinach next time.

I made this tonight, I had to change it just a little. I had tomato paste, so I made my own sauce with that and some chopped onion and mushroom and pepper and tomatoes. I added the hamburger me...

Very good recipe! The flavor was very good. The sauce turned out a bit watery - next time I will drain all the juice out of the tomatoes. I also needed only 1/2 the box of shells.