Best Classic Stuffed Shells Recipe

Three varieties of cheese are loaded into these shells, coated in marinara sauce and additional cheese, then baked until golden brown. Classic comfort dish for a crowd!  


– 24 jumbo pasta shells cooked according to package direction – 15 ounces ricotta cheese – 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided use – 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning – salt and pepper to taste –1 egg – 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese – 3 cups marinara sauce divided use –2 tablespoons parsley chopped – cooking spray



Warm the oven up to 375 degrees F. Spray cooking spray on a 9-by-13-inch baking pan.  


In the bottom of the pan, spread out 1 1/2 cups of the tomato sauce in a thin layer.  


A bowl should hold the ricotta cheese, 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese, egg, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese. Use a stir to mix.  


Put the shells in the baking dish and fill each one with the ricotta mixture.Cover the shells with the rest of the tomato sauce. Then, add the last 1 1/2 cups of cheese on top.  


Put foil over the dish. Set the oven to 200°F. Take the lid off the pan and bake for another 10 minutes, or until the cheese melts and starts to turn brown. Put some parsley on top, and then serve.  


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