Cheesy Lasagna Pasta-Stuffed Shells

These Cheesy Lasagna Pasta-Stuffed Shells are a comfort dinner that’s made to please even the pickiest of eaters!

Cheesy Lasagna Pasta-Stuffed Shells

You guys, let me tell you… this is a pasta lover’s dream right here.

Who needs a blanket on a cold winter’s night, when you can snuggle up with this comforting baked pasta dish?!

Cheesy Lasagna Pasta Stuffed Shells Recipe

Tiny pasta shells are tossed in a cheesy sauce then stuffed into larger pasta shells before being smothered with pasta sauce, covered in even more cheese and then baked to perfection.

Cheesy Lasagna Pasta-Stuffed Shells

It doesn’t get much better than that!

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Cheesy Lasagna Pasta-Stuffed Shells

Cheesy Lasagna Pasta-Stuffed Shells

These Cheesy Lasagna Pasta Stuffed Shells are a deliciously easy comfort food dinner!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 40
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Ingredients

  • 24 dried jumbo shell macaroni
  • 8 oz dried tiny shell macaroni (2 cups)
  • 16 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 24 oz jar favorite tomato pasta sauce
  • fresh basil leaves, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook jumbo shells according to package directions. Using a large slotted spoon, transfer shells to a colander. Rinse with cold water; drain well and set aside. In same pan cook tiny shells according to package directions. Drain; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile in a medium bowl whisk together the ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and egg. Stir in the tiny shells.
  3. Spread about 1/2 cup of the pasta sauce in the bottom of a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Spoon cheese-shell mixture into drained jumbo shells; place stuffed shells in prepared baking dish. Top with remaining pasta sauce.
  4. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 15 minutes more or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Top with fresh basil. Enjoy!

Keywords: Stuffed Shells, Lasagna, Italian, Cheesy

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
3 Responses
  1. CTY

    This might just be a way for anyone who has teenage boys (with bottomless stomachs) to fill them up. At least for an hour anyway.
    Congratulations; a BHG regular–now you’ve hit the big time!

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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