Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Three Cheese Shells

1 box large pasta shells (cooked according to directions)
2 eggs
3 cups mozzarella cheese, (divided)
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese (or ricotta)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 Tbls. Dried Parsley
1/2 tsp. Dried Oregano
Dash Pepper
Spaghetti Sauce

Cook Pasta according to manufactures directions.

For filling, in a medium mixing bowl stir together eggs, half the mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, parsley, the 1/2 teaspoon oregano, and dash pepper. Spoon filling into shells.

Once the shells are cooked thoroughly, stuff them with the above mixture.

Pour half of the spaghetti sauce into a 9 x 13" baking dish. Arrange stuffed shells in the baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over shells. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese atop. If desired, cover and chill shells for up to 24 hours.

To serve, bake the stuffed shells, covered, in a 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until heated through.

I loved this dish as a kid, still do! My mom used to make these all the time. Yum!
My whole family loved these, even right down to the baby! Serve with warm garlic bread. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Dana said...

Would you use manicotti noddles? I never cook my noodles first. Its much easier to stuff them and then as long as you have them covered with sauce they cook just fine.

Cooking Queen said...

We use the large shells, OR manicotti shells, whatever we have on hand. I've never not cooked them first, I'll have to try this.
Thanks Dana!
-Erika

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