Cheese Stuffed Shells

I haven’t been feeling well for the last week or so. I don’t always like cooking when I am sick, but I was in the mood for some comfort food, since my family is a big fan of pasta, that is what I decided on. It has been a while since I had made my stuffed shells and everyone seemed to be excited to have them again.


Prep Time: 15 Minutes  Bake Time: 25-30 Minutes  Serves: 6


12 oz Mueller’s Jumbo Shells

2 Eggs

2 containers (15 oz each) Ricotta Cheese

2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

1 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley or 2 tbsp dried parsley

1 tbsp dried basil

1 tsp salt

3 cups spaghetti sauce


  • Cook Jumbo shells for 15 minutes
  • Drain, cover and set aside
  • In medium bowl beat eggs lightly; stir in Ricotta, Mozzarella, 3/4 cup Parmesan, parsley, basil and salt.
  • Spoon about one tablespoon of cheese mixture into each shell
  • Arrange filled shells in 13 x 9 inch baking dish; top with spaghetti sauce.
  • Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 25- 30 minutes or until heated through.

I made a mistake while mixing the ingredients, I somehow saw that I was supposed to have 1/2 cup of basil instead of parsley. It didn’t taste bad, but I would recommend reading over the ingredient list thoroughly before starting. I know that I will ensure that I check the ingredient list from now on. The family enjoyed it, although they said that they could definitely taste the basil.

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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