Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Stuffed Shells!

Now you didn't think I would post a recipe for tomato sauce without providing you something to put it on, did you?

This recipe is loosely based on the recipe for Three Cheese Stuffed Shells found in my Better Homes and Garden (aka red checkerboard) cookbook. It is the yummiest, and by far one of my favorite pasta dishes. Here is how you make it!

What you need:

Pasta Shells, Parsley, Oregano, 1 beaten egg, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, salt, parmesan cheese.

For the filling: Measure out 2 cups of cottage cheese in a bowl.

Add in 2/3 cup dried parsley and 1/4 cup dried oregano

Add in your beaten egg:

Then throw in a good handful of shredded cheese. I used a mozzerella and cheddar mix.

Then throw in 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Mix it all together and you have your filling! Yum Yum!

In the meantime, get a large pot of salted water boiling:

Throw in your shells. I used about 15

Let them boil for about 12 minutes. You want them to be only slightly flimsy.

Strain them however you like. I love this spoon strainer!

I put them directly into the casserole dish they will be cooked in.

Grab a shell and start stuffing!

Here's one! I like to pack 'em up nice and full.

Here's the whole group!

Next, pour some tomato sauce (canned or homemade) over the top:

Spread evenly:

Then cover with even MORE cheese. This is making me hungry.

Here you go! Put it in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

Let cool for a few minutes then enjoy! I did not get a picture of the finished product because it was gone faster than my little hands could get to the camera! I hope you make these soon!

I would love to hear about any of the recipes you try on this site or any others, so feel free to leave comments or e-mail me. I love e-mail!


1 comment:

  1. Cute blog !

    I have a similar recipe for Baked Shells only I use ricotta cheese instead ...it's less watery and has a slightly sweet flavor.