Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Three Cheese Beef Stuffed Shells

This recipe is originally from allrecipes.com .  It has quickly become one of our favorites!

24 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
1lb lean ground beef
1 jar (26 oz) chunky tomato pasta sauce
1/4 cup water
1 container (8 oz) chive and onion cream cheese spread
1 1/2 cups shredded 6 cheese Italian cheese blend (6 oz)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on package. In 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes. In large bowl, mix pasta sauce and water. Pour 1 cup of the pasta sauce mixture in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. In medium bowl, mix cheese spread, 1 cup of the Italian cheese, the Parmesan cheese, egg and cooked ground beef. Spoon heaping tablespoon mixture into each shell. Arrange stuffed shells over sauce in baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over top, covering shells completely. Cover with foil. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until bubbly and cheese filling is set. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Italian cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley.


  1. Fantastic! I added about 4 oz of Ricotta to my cheese mixture because I had some to use it and it was great! Keep posting Leigh!

  2. I made this recipe 2 nights ago and we all really loved it. I added some garlic and oregano to the meat as I browned it. Thanks so much for posting. My 4 year old daughter LOVED this and asked to have the leftovers for dinner last night. My 4 year old son liked it too. Always nice to find things that the kids will eat too.