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Easy Cheese Stuffed Shells |

Easy Cheese Stuffed Shells


  • 1 (12 oz) box jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 (15 oz) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 (16 oz) small curd cottage cheese
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Italian parsley
  • 1 1/2 lb jar marinara sauce


  1. Cook pasta according to pkg directions and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, cottage cheese, 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, eggs, and Italian parsley. Mix until well combined.
  4. Pour half the marinara sauce in the bottom of a glass 9×13 dish, spread it around to evenly coat the pan.
  5. Stuff shells one by one, using around 1 heaping tablespoon of filling per shell.
  6. Place shells carefully in the prepared dish in a line, until all the shells have been filled.
  7. Pour sauce in a line over the shells. Sprinkle with then remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes, or until sauce is bubbly & the filling is hot. Serves 10.
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