Best Stuffed Shells

Best Stuffed Shells
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Are you searching for a weeknight dinner recipe that the whole family will love? Are you a busy parent or workplace professional with not enough time to cook an elaborate dinner? You will love this Best Stuffed Shells recipe! This easy pasta recipe can be prepared quickly and cheaply, making this dish ideal for a weeknight meal.
To create this delightfully cheesy pasta dish, you will simply layer tomato sauce, pasta shells filled with a ricotta mixture, and cheese in a baking dish before cooking for only 6 to 8 minutes. What could be easier and more delicious?
Pair this homemade pasta recipe with Italian sausage and a side salad for the perfect weeknight meal. This comfort food dish is great for cold days, so be sure to whip out this comfort meal recipe as the weather gets chillier and the winter arrives. Soon, this quick pasta recipe will be your go-to dish and a family favorite!


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup Chobani Plain 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, torn or shredded


  1. Preheat broiler to 450 degrees F.
  2. Arrange oven rack about 8 inches from broiler.
  3. Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and pasta.
  4. Add shells and cook for 12 to 15 minutes; they should be undercooked at center. Drain pasta and cool.
  5. Combine ricotta, Chobani, 1 cup mozzarella, ¼ cup Parmesan and parsley in a bowl. Set aside.
  6. Pour 1 cup sauce into bottom of shallow baking dish large enough to hold shells in single layer.
  7. Spoon cheese mixture into shells and arrange seam side down in baking dish. Top shells with remaining sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan.
  8. Place shells in oven for 6 to 8 minutes, until cheese melts and sauce bubbles.

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