Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 2
Ricotta stuffed shells are a classic cheesy comfort dish. Jumbo pasta shells are loaded with a creamy ricotta mixture and baked with a marinara sauce for perfectly portioned servings.
Dinner
Italian
13
ingredients
11
steps
55
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
6
12 oz
jumbo pasta shells
16 oz
ricotta
16 oz
shredded mozzarella or fontina cheese, divided
4 oz
Parmesan cheese
2
eggs
2 tblsp
chopped fresh basil
2
garlic cloves, minced
1 tblsp
cornstarch
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp
salt
24 oz
marinara sauce
chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
What You'll Need for This Recipe

Directions 11 steps | 55 Minutes

Step 1

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook shells 2 minutes less than the directions on the box. 

Step 2

Drain pasta and run pasta over cold water to stop the cooking process. 

Step 3

Line up shells on a baking sheet to keep the shells from sticking to each other.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the ricotta, half of the mozzarella cheese (eight ounces), Parmesan cheese, eggs, basil, garlic, cornstarch, crushed red pepper, pepper and salt.

Step 5

Stuff the shells with the ricotta mixture.

Step 6

In a 9x13-inch baking dish, spread eight ounces of marinara sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.

Step 7

Transfer the stuffed shells on top of the marinara sauce.

Step 8

Pour the rest of the marinara sauce on top and around the stuffed shells.

Step 9

Top the marinara sauce with the remaining mozzarella cheese.

Step 10

Bake pasta in the oven for 25-30 until the cheese is hot and bubbly.

Step 11

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
View All
CALORIES
795
FAT
42.2 g
PROTEIN
45.6 g
CARBS
57 g

FOOD FOR THOUGHT?

Leave a review or join the conversation.

2 Comments
2 Comments
Please Log In to leave a comment
Fred M.

Fred

29 Jul 2022

10/10! Simple and PACKED with flavor!

Reply to this comment
Sarah D.

Sarah

29 Jul 2022

This is a family favorite!

Reply to this comment