Stuffed Shells being served out of casserole dish

Stuffed Shells

These Italian Stuffed Shells are the ultimate creamy, cheesy baked pasta dish.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Baked Shells, Stuffed Shells
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 6 ounces jumbo pasta shells half a standard box
  • 1 egg
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 3 cups marinara


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Once the water comes to a boil, heavily salt the water and add in the shells. Cook for 9 minutes and then drain.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the ricotta, egg, Parmesan, garlic, parsley, red pepper flakes, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • In a 2-quart baking dish, spread ½ cup marinara sauce on bottom of pan.
  • Spoon the ricotta mixture into the cooked shells and place into prepared baking dish.
  • Top with the remaining marinara sauce. Sprinkle with the Mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and browned.
Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Shells
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 1106mg48%
Potassium 493mg14%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 785IU16%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
Calcium 283mg28%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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