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Stuffed Cheese Shells Recipe

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Discover a delightful stuffed cheese shells recipe that combines rich ricotta, melty mozzarella, and savory herbs, all nestled in a bed of delicious spaghetti sauce. Perfect for family dinners or gatherings, this dish is sure to please everyone’s palate.

Ingredients

  • Jumbo pasta shells, boiled
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • 15 ounces of ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of basil
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • Garlic to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Filling:
    • In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, half of the mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, basil, thyme, salt, freshly cracked black pepper, and garlic. Mix thoroughly until well-blended.
  2. Assemble the Dish:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Spread a layer of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a baking dish.
    • Using a spoon or a good-function ice cream scoop, fill each boiled jumbo shell with the cheese mixture and place them in the baking dish on top of the sauce.
  3. Bake:
    • Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese over the stuffed shells.
    • Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
    • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  4. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Let the dish cool slightly before serving. Enjoy your delicious stuffed cheese shells hot and fresh!
  5. By following these steps, you’ll create a mouthwatering stuffed cheese shells dish that’s perfect for any occasion. Enjoy this comforting and cheesy meal with your loved ones!

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