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Stuffed Shells

These Stuffed Shells are packed with cheese and kid approved! This quick weeknight dinner is easy, cheesy, perfection!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: baked, jumbo shells, pasta shells, stuffed
Servings: 7 people
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 28 jumbo pasta shells cooked al dente according to package directions (I made the whole box, in case some ripped.)
  • 1 (24 oz) container cottage cheese drained
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided; 1 cup each
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese divided; 1/2 cup each
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (24 oz) jar pasta sauce plus more for serving, if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place cottage cheese, 1/2 of the mozzarella, 1/2 of the parmesan, Italian seasoning, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and eggs into a food processor.
  • Process until combined. It's okay if it's still a little chunky. Set aside.
  • Pour half the sauce into the bottom of prepared pan.
  • Stuff cooked shells with the cheese mixture (spoon it in or pipe using a ziplock baggie), then place them in prepared baking dish.
  • Pour on remaining sauce then top with remaining mozzarella and parmesan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, until edges are bubbly and shells are slightly set.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Serving: 4shells | Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1637mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 974IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 436mg | Iron: 2mg