Italian-Approved Stuffed Shells Recipe

Food

Although I do not look Italian, it is the culture that is my most direct lineage. That being said, I grew up eating a lot of Italian food. Aside from it being my favorite food to eat, it is also my favorite food to cook.

Today, I’m sharing with you a deeply satisfying recipe for stuffed shells, a dish that’s both easy to make and delicious to eat.

What you will need:

1 (16 oz) box of jumbo shells

1 jar of preferred marinara sauce (I like Prego)

1 (32 oz) container of ricotta cheese

2 eggs

1 lb mozzarella cheese, shredded

parsley (fresh or dried)

salt

pepper

garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Boil your shells until they are al dente (this means that they are firm, and still have a bit of a crunch to them).
  2. Combine the ricotta cheese, eggs, a ½ cup of mozzarella, parsley, salt, pepper and garlic powder together in a large bowl. IMG_1429-0
  3. Spread a thin layer of sauce over the bottom of your 9×13’’ pan.
  4. Drain the shells and begin stuffing them with your cheese mixture. Be generous in the amount of cheese you are stuffing your shells with.
  5. Next, cover your shells will the remaining sauce. (For an interesting twist, mix in fresh sliced mushrooms with the sauce before pouring the sauce over the shells).
  6. Cover with the remaining mozzarella.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until the shells are heated through and the cheese is bubbly.
  8. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and enjoy!

 

Embraced my roots to cook dinner tonight! #stuffedshells, spicy #Italian sausage and fresh vegetables 🍴

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