A Must-Have Dish For When The Weather Gets Cold!

A Must-Have Dish For When The Weather Gets Cold!

How to Make Stuffed Shells

A Must-Have Dish For When The Weather Cools Down 

Everyone and their mother has heard and or tried lasagna, but maybe not everyone has heard of the classic Italian pasta dish: stuffed shells. The classic preparation of stuffed shells includes a cheese filling, however, you can add a number of different ingredients to the filling to add a new element to the dish. You can choose to add beef to your filling, veggies, use an alternative sauce to marinara such as alfredo or meat sauce, and/or use alternative cheeses to ricotta . The availability to use alternative cheese is a great opportunity for vegetarians and vegans to make a diet-friendly meal. 

Ingredients

  • Jumbo Pasta Columbia Shells
  • A&S Homemade Marinara Sauce
  • Calabro Ricotta 
  • Any other filling element you would like (ground beed, spinach, mushrooms, Egg, Fresh Parsley, etc)

Instructions

Start this dish by boiling your pasta shells. While the shells are cooking, prepare the filling by mixing together ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, along with seasonings and egg. Use a spoon or piping bag to fill each cooked shell with the cheese mixture. Pour marinara sauce into the bottom of a baking dish, then arrange the shells on top of the sauce. Spoon more sauce over the shells, then sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top. Bake the pasta covered, then uncovered until browned and bubbly. Add a sprinkle of fresh parsley, then serve and enjoy.

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