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Stuffed Shells Recipe

Stuffed Shells are so easy and delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: frozen stuffed shells, stuffed shells
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 416kcal
Author: Karrie


  • 6 oz jumbo shell pasta (about 20 shells)
  • 24 oz jar marinara sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 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, thaw in fridge overnight and bake uncovered at 350˚ for 45 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is golden brown.


Serving: 4Shells | Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1040mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1178IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 470mg | Iron: 2mg