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Stuffed Shells with Ground Beef and Cheese

December 27, 2016

Hearty stuffed shells combine the richness of ground beef with the creaminess of ricotta cheese for a tasty oven-baked meal.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Ingredients

20 Mueller's® Jumbo Shells

1 pound lean ground beef

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 (15 ounce) container ricotta or cottage cheese

1 cup shredded mozzarella

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 egg, beaten

1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce, divided

Additional grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1Preheat oven to 350°F.

2Cook pasta according to package directions, drain well and set aside.

3Cook beef and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until lightly browned. Remove from heat. Pour off excess drippings, if necessary.

4Combine ricotta, mozzarella, and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheeses with egg in a medium bowl. Stir ground beef and garlic into cheese stuffing mixture.

5Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce in 13x9-inch baking dish. Spoon about 1/4 cup cheese stuffing mixture into each shell and place in baking dish in a single layer. Sprinkle any remaining meat mixture over shells.

6Top shells with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

7Bake for 25 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Cook’s Tip: Use ground turkey for a lighter meal or Italian sausage for authentic flavor.

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7 Reviews

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Kelly

February 24, 2021

Started making this 36 years ago in my early 20s….making it tonight. Love it as is.

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Maurie Gwaltney

January 22, 2021

I made the Taco stuffed shells and my family absolutely loved them!

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Heather Davis

October 16, 2019

Awesome recipe

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Heather Davis

October 16, 2019

Really good recipe

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Jeffrey York

August 5, 2019

Any recipe is just a guide line. You must season each step of the way. Add what you like I think this is good starting point recipe.

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Lynn Smith

May 22, 2019

The stuffing mixture needs more flavor. Next time I will mix some sauce into the filling and use half bulk Italian sausage for the meat, also I may add some oregano.

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Sandra Wilson

May 10, 2019

I always make this recipe and i love it i dont use any added ingredients such as pesto i prefer recipe as is.

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