Baked Shells and Cheese

Baked Shells and Cheese


I had the pleasure of whipping up this dish with my best friend, Syd! This dish is super easy and really tasty!! If you are looking for easy weeknight meal to make for your family or a delicious dish to take to a party this is the one to make. It will take you about a total of 45 minutes to prep and bake this yummy dish.

What You’ll Need:

– 1 pkg. Jumbo Shells, uncooked
– 4 cups ricotta cheese
– 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 2 eggs
– 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
– pinch of salt and pepper
– dash of oregano and Italian seasoning
– 3 cups spaghetti sauce

* For two people, I halved the recipe. Plenty!

In a large pot bring about 6 quarts of water to a boil. Salt the water and then add the pasta. Cook the pasta until tender or al dente. While boiling, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Begin prepping your filling. Combine cheeses, eggs, basil and spices into a medium mixing bowl. When the pasta is ready, drain and pour shells onto a cookie sheet to cool while filling each shell with the cheese mixture. Pour about a 1/2 cup of pasta sauce into a 13×9 baking dish and spread evenly. Place each shell in the bottom of the dish and then cover with remaining pasta sauce, a layer or shredded mozzarella and parmesan. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Shells and Cheese Progression


Bon Appetit!

xo – M

Click for downloadable recipe card.

Baked Shells and Cheese Recipe Card


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