Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells

I am pretty sure that I had posted these Stuffed Shells before but I can’t find them in our Archives.  So here they come again.

These are so simple to make and a quick go to meal for any day of the week.  I’ve given this recipe (and I’m sure there are many similar ones out there) to many people.  What made me think of this is a friend from work needed a dinner to provide for a family from church.  This is one that I’ve used for the same occasion.


1lb ground turkey or ground beef if you prefer

1 jar spaghetti sauce

1 clove fresh garlic

8oz cream cheese (I used onion and chives this time to add more flavor)

20-25 jumbo pasta shells

parsley (optional)

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Here’s what you do:

1.  Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta.  Once boiling, add shells and cook until al dente’. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water.

2.  Brown ground meat in a pan until cooked through.  Add the cream cheese and mix together.  Once combined add the garlic and 1/4 of the spaghetti sauce and turn off heat.

3.  In a 9×13 baking dish, spray with cooking spray.  Add a spoonful of the meat mixture to each jumbo shell and place in dish.  (I usually make more shells than needed because some tend to tear).  I fit 5 shells in each row.

Stuffing the shells

4.  Pour enough spaghetti sauce over each row and top with the mozzarella cheese.   Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly browned.

Eat and enjoy with garlic cheese bread and a salad!

Garlic Cheese Bread

Have a great rest of the week.

See the smiles this brings to one of the kids!!


Patricia – Two Girls Cooking Blog


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