Wednesday, June 13, 2007
5 Cheese Stuffed Shells
I feel like it has been forever since I have made a new entry! We have just had a very busy weekend. This meal is actually from last Thursday! These were very very good and pretty easy too.
1/2 box Jumbo Pasta Shells
1 12 oz container ricotta cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup 3 cheese blend (Parmesan, asiago, romano) I found this in the cheese bin pre-shredded
2 tbsp fresh chopped basil
1 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
Fresh ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups pasta sauce (I made my own but you could also use jarred)
Bring a pot of water to a boil then drop the pasta shells in. While the shells are cooking mix the ricotta, cheeses, egg, basil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. When the shells are just shy of al-dente drain them and stick in a cold water bath (to make them easier to handle). Put 1/2 cup of pasta sauce in the bottom of a casserole dish then fill each shell with about 3 tbsp of filling until all the shells are gone, placing each shell in casserole dish. If there is left over filling just go back and fill any that don't look as stuffed. Then top the shells with remaining sauce. Bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes.
I served with garlic bread and more mozzarella cheese on top. Delicious!