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Easy Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells are an easy meal that will please even the pickiest eater!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword dinner, pasta
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 535 kcal


  • 1 box jumbo shells uncooked
  • 24 ounces cottage cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 24 ounces spaghetti sauce


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together cheeses, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper.
  4. In a 13x9x2 baking dish, spread 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce.
  5. Fill each cooked shell with about 2 tablespoons cheese mixture.
  6. Place filled shells into baking dish.
  7. Spread remaining spaghetti sauce over stuffed shells.
  8. Cover with foil.
  9. Bake for 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Recipe Notes

Tips: You can substitute ricotta cheese for cottage cheese if your prefer. You can also use Italian seasonings in place of parsley if you like a little more Italian flavor.

Adapted from American Beauty Pasta Recipes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Stuffed Shells
Amount Per Serving
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 1664mg72%
Potassium 693mg20%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 36g72%
Calcium 471mg47%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Vitamin A 1097IU22%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. We are not nutritionist and this data was calculated via WP Recipe Maker to the best of our ability. Always check nutrition values yourself based on the ingredients you use.