Anything Italian is a favorite in our house! I have always made manicotti, but hated making it because it was always a pain and the pasta would always come unrolled. So I wanted to try something different but the same concept. After making this Stuffed Shells recipe I will never make manicotti again, this was so much easier!
You will need...
1 box of jumbo shells
Ricotta cheese (it will really depend on how much ricotta cheese you need by how much you fill the shells)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1-2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
Jar of marinara sauce
*I tweaked the recipe a little by adding more marinara sauce and more mozzarella cheese
Preheat over to 350 degrees.
Boil water and cook shells and drain.
Spray shells with cooking spray to avoid from sticking and place on cookie sheet to cool.
Mix ricotta cheese (I used one large tub of Ricoatta cheese), egg, Italian seasoning & 2 cups mozzarella cheese
Spray casserole dish with cooking spray and fill shells with cheese mixture.
Pour marinara sauce over shells, I put more marinara sauce on them at the end because the 1 cup didn't seem like enough.
Sprinkle extra mozzarella cheese over shells.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake for another 5 minutes.
(I ended up doubling this recipe and cooked 2 boxes of jumbo shells and made another ricotta cheese mixture. This served 7 people with about half a box of shells leftover)
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