Monday, July 23, 2012

4 Cheese Stuffed Shells

I love Italian food, so when I was assigned the blog, Cookin' with Moxie, for this months Secret Recipe Club, I was thrilled. Cookin' with Moxie is a wonderful blog written by Jamie, whose blog is stuffed as full as these pasta shells of delicious sounding and beautiful looking foods. What to make was a difficult decision, but I finally decided on Jamie's 4 Cheese Stuffed Shells. They were so delicious, and cheesy and just yum!!
4 Cheese Stuffed Shells
1 pound Jumbo Pasta Shells
30 oz. Ricotta Cheese
2 1/2 cups Mozzarella, divided
1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1 cup Provolone Cheese
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Egg
2 tablespoon minced, flat leaf Parsley
2 tablespoon chopped, fresh Basil
Salt and Pepper to taste
3 cups Marinara Sauce, preferably homemade

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add pasta.
Cook the shells until soft but not cooked through
(about 1/2 the cooking time on the box)
Drain pasta and set aside until the filling is ready.
Place the ricotta in a bowl.
Add 1 cup of the mozzarella and the Parmesan.
Add the provolone.
Mix together.
Add the garlic powder, egg, parsley, basil, salt and
pepper. Mix thoroughly.
In a 13X9 casserole dish, pour in half of your
marinara sauce. 
Fill your partially baked shells with the cheese filling.
Place the shells in your dish on top of the marinara.
The shells should be open side up.
(I used a smaller dish)
Place the rest of your marinara on top of the shells.
Top the marinara with 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese.
Garnish with minced basil and parsley, if desired.
Cover your dish with foil, and bake for 30-40 minutes.
Uncover and continue to bake for an additional 15-20 minutes,
or until the sauce starts to bubble.
Serve immediately.

Thanks for joining me today!
Stop by and see what all my fellow Secret Recipe Club members made:


  1. Those look delicious! I think I'll add them to the menu next week!

  2. Oh yummy! You can't go wrong with all that cheese :) Great SRC pick!

    1. I had Cookin with Moxie last month, lots of yummy Italian food. Good choice with the Cheesy Shells!

  3. Teri,
    These shells look delicious!! These are sure to be a hit at our house.
    I made your S'Mores Rice Krispie Treats for this month's recipe and they were delicious ~ a great addition to our Rice Krispie rotation!
    It's been great getting to know you through the SRC!

  4. That looks so good! Definitely comfort food at its finest :)

  5. I love stuffed shells! These sound great and super tasty!

  6. YUM! There is nothing like stuffed shells! I love them...of course being 1/2 Italian, I better love them (C:

  7. Mmmmm...these look fabulous!!! My daughter loves stuffed shells and this recipe looks worth repeating again and again. Great SRC pick, Teri!

  8. Ooey, gooey and cheesy. These look absolutely fabulous and delicious. Great SRC choice.

  9. O Wow!!! They look so delicious and mouthwatering ones. Fantastic recipe!!

  10. I love Jamie's blog too! So many great recipes to choose from makes making a decision really tough, but looks like you picked something awesome! Can't wait to give these a try. Glad to be in group c with you!

  11. What a great meal! I would devour this in one sitting :)

  12. Thank you so much for the kind words! Those shells look like they came out awesome!