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Homemade Italian Stuffed Shells with Meat and Cheese are baked casserole-style and packed with meat sauce, cheese, and Italian flavor. This quick and easy meal is ideal for any night of the week. This recipe for Stuffed Jumbo Shells will be a hit with the whole family!
CHEESY: This dish for meat and cheese stuffed shells contains three types of cheese! This is the ideal cozy and delicious meal.
OVERFILLED: Jumbo shells are loaded to the full with a cheesy filling, then topped with a meat sauce and more cheese. Every taste is a dream come true!
EASY: This homemade dinner recipe is simple to create, requiring only a few basic ingredients and taking just over an hour to prepare.
It’s very simple to create stuffed shells with ground beef and three kinds of cheese! Here’s a quick rundown of the ingredients:
Conchiglie is the traditional name for pasta shells, but most brands refer to them as giant shells.
Boil the pasta shells until they are al dente before assembling and baking the loaded pasta shells. Cook them for about 9 minutes, as directed on the packet. Keep the pasta shells in the refrigerator for up to two days if you wish to prepare them ahead of time. Simply stuff the shells, bake, and serve when ready to bake.
Yes! Because this baked stuffed shell recipe is a casserole, it freezes beautifully. Allow the dish to cool before covering it and freezing it. Portion the spaghetti into freezer-safe containers for single servings so it can be reheated later.
Allow frozen unbaked stuffed shells to defrost in the refrigerator before reheating. Bake according to the instructions below once it has thawed. Allow baked stuffed shells to defrost in the refrigerator before reheating. Reheat in the oven until warmed through once thawed.
Yes! Try using equal amounts of chicken or turkey instead of ground beef. A meatloaf mixture from a butcher would also be delicious.
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