These shells are a family favorite. Four cheeses are stuffed into jumbo shells and doused with delicious sauce! Add this to your dinner rotation pronto!
Hello friends. I am tired. I started a new job last week that is leaving me a little bit extra sleepy. I will be spending Monday through Wednesday away from home until the end of October. This is a huge change for our family! I miss my boys immensely while I am away. Luckily I keep very busy, so the time goes by quickly.
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The weekends are our time to reconnect as a family after a long week. Since it is still skydiving season, we typically do our reconnecting at the dropzone. I made these stuffed shells a few weekends ago for Dan and I and a few skydiving friends. The boys had been tucked into their trailer-bathroom-turned-bunk-beds by the time we were eating, so they sadly were not able to taste the deliciousness. Next time.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
Cook a 12-oz. box of jumbo shells in boiling water, 2 to 3 minutes short of the package directions. Drain, rinse and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine:
15-oz. container ricotta cheese
1 cup Muenster cheese, shredded
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Asiago medium cheese, shredded
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Stuff a spoonful of the cheese mixture into each cooked shell.
Place the stuffed shells cheese-side-up into the prepared baking dish.
Pour a 28-oz. jar of spaghetti sauce evenly over the stuffed shells.
Top that with 1 cup of shredded Muenster cheese and 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.
Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, for 50 minutes.
Serve warm with garlic bread and a green salad like this one or this one!
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Enjoy this yummy pasta, and have a great rest of your week!
Four-Cheese Stuffed Shells
- 12 oz. jumbo shells pasta
- 15 oz. ricotta cheese
- 1 cup Muenster cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
- 1/2 cup Asiago cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 28 oz. spaghetti sauce
- 1 cup Muenster cheese shredded
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Cook the jumbo shells in boiling water 2-3 minutes short of package directions. Drain and rinse.
- In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, 1 cup of Muenster cheese, ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, Asiago cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well. Stuff a spoonful of the cheese mixture into each cooked shell. Place the stuffed shells cheese-side-up into the prepared baking dish.
- Evenly pour the spaghetti sauce over the stuffed shells. Top with 1 cup of shredded Muenster cheese and ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes. Serve warm with garlic bread and green salad.
I have been making this recipe for at least 7 years. A favorite of everyone I’ve made it for. It is one I’ll pass down to the next generation 😊
That’s high praise! Thank you very much for trying it, I’m glad it was enjoyed. Thank you for taking the time to comment.
This is the ONLY stuffed shell recipe I use! Even my picky 4 year old granddaughter tore these up! Like comment previous to mine,look no further?
So glad to hear it. Thanks for coming to share!
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Love it! Only change I made was a slightly beaten egg to the cheese mixture. Balances out the ricotta some….
Ooo, great idea, Lee! Thanks for the comment!
This recipe is awesome AS IS.
Sometimes I add a but of meat sauce in the bottom of each shell… but my husband loves this recipe either way. Serve with bread. This is now my go to stuff shell recipe, look no further!
Hi Dawn! How about these for an easy lunch?
Or tuna salad?
I am heading for a romantic weekend at a cabin and plan to pre make this and take with …Any suggestions for easy lunches?
I'll be trying this within the week! Shopping tonight for the ingredients! Can't wait! Looks amazing!
This recipe looks great! Can't wait to try it
Hi Megan! Yes, this would freeze great! Hope this helps!
Would this recipe freeze well?
I just made this for dinner tonight and it was wonderful! The only thing was that I had to double the filling recipe to have enough to fill all the shells. Very quick and easy to make though and more than enough fill the entire families bellys! Will definitely be making again!
I have made this twice now and it always comes out amazing!! It has quickly become my "go to" for dinners where there isn't a lot of time to prepare. When we have guests for dinner they always think I have spent a LOT more time on it than I actually have 🙂 Thanks so much!