Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Stuffed Shells

These stuffed shells are the definition of comfort food. They are decadent, rich, creamy and not to mention, downright easy to make. This is a perfect dish for in the middle of the week and a bonus is you probably have all of the ingredients you need in your kitchen!
Source: Mueller's Pasta

1 lb Package of Jumbo Shells
1 lb Ground Beef
2 cloves of Garlic, minced
15 oz of Ricotta Cheese
1 cup of Shredded Mozzarella
1/2 cup of Parmesan Cheese
1 Egg
1 Batch of Alfredo Sauce from my Easiest Weeknight Pasta

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Boil the pasta according to package directions. The package I used suggested boiling the pasta for 9 minutes if additionally baking, which is what I did. Drain the pasta and let cool.

Brown the ground beef with the cloves of garlic.

While the meat is browning, add the ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, and egg into a large bowl. Stir until well mixed.

Drain the excess off of the beef and add the beef to the cheese mixture. Stir well.

Spoon enough alfredo sauce into your 9inx13in pan to cover the bottom, well.

Now for stuffing the shells! Your pasta should have cooled off by now. Pick up one shell and put about one spoonful of the meat and cheese mixture into each shell. Place in the pan when finished. You are going to want to put the shells close together to get the most into your pan!

When you have finished stuffing all the shells your pan will allow, pour the remaining alfredo sauce on top.

Bake for 25 minutes.


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