Amazing Stuffed Shells

I’ve had this recipe for the longest time. While I was doing a little spring cleaning I found it and decided to make it for dinner. The boyfriend and I like to cook dinners together but I was going to give him the night off. Surprisingly he’d never had stuffed shells {it baffled me too} so this was perfect. The recipe doesn’t call for any meat but he’s a meat eater so I threw in a little ground turkey. It was a hit!

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1 (16 ounce) package jumbo pasta shells
4 cups ricotta cheese
12 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 pinch garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb ground turkey

Cook shells according to package directions. Place in cold water to stop cooking. Drain.

Mix together cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, eggs, and garlic powder. Rub the dried herbs in the palms of your hands to pulverize them, and stir into the cheese mixture. Stuff mixture into the shells.

Spread 1/3 of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a 15 x 10 inch pan. Place shells open side up, and close together in pan. Spread remaining sauce over top, and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes, or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

This recipe will definitely be added to the rotation. He didn’t mind the ground turkey either, I was a little worried.

11 thoughts on “Amazing Stuffed Shells

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      March 31, 2014 at 8:53pm

      I know it might sound weird but I think I like the turkey better than beef. Side it with homemade garlic bread, SCORE! Hehe

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      March 31, 2014 at 8:52pm

      We had them again tonight. I think the boyfriend is hooked. I’m. So. Stuffed! If you do try them let me know how ya like em.

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    April 3, 2014 at 8:20am

    oh yum! It’s been a while since I’ve had stuffed shells, and I don’t think I’ve ever made them. Will have to try this recipe at home soon.
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    April 9, 2014 at 9:38pm

    Love, love stuffed shells and these look amazing! Following you back :-) I have enjoyed reading your blog!

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