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5 from 4 votes

Stuffed Shells {Freezer Meal}

Stuffed Shells are so easy and delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: freezer, pasta
Servings: 6 Shells
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Karrie


  • 1/2 box of jumbo shell pasta about 20 shells
  • 25 oz jar marinara sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp fresh basil (dried will work too)
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley (dried will work too)
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Prepare a 9x13 pan by lightly spraying with non-stick spray. Add about half the jar of prepared sauce and 2 T. of water to the bottom of the pan. Stir around until the bottom of the pan is coated.
  • Cook the shell pasta as directed on the package.
  • In a large bowl combined the ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, basil, parsley. Mix well.
  • Drain the shell pasta and run under cool water. Once cooled, fill each shell with cheese mixture. Place each shell seam side down in the prepared 9x13 pan.
  • Pour remaining sauce over the shells and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350˚ for 35 minutes or until bubbly and slightly browned.


Freezer Directions: Use an aluminum pan and follow the instructions above, but do not bake. Cover with foil and place in freezer. When ready to enjoy, bake uncovered at 350˚ for 45 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is golden brown.


Serving: 1Shells | Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1061mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1185IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 461mg | Iron: 2.2mg