Jumbo Stuffed Shells


Jumbo stuffed pasta shells filled with cheese mixture, covered with sauce, and baked.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 1 (16 ounce) package jumbo pasta shells

  • 4 cups large curd cottage cheese

  • 12 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded

  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 pinch garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add shells and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water, and set aside.

  3. Mix together cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, eggs, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Rub oregano and parsley between your palms to pulverize them, then stir into cheese mixture. Stuff mixture into pasta shells.

  4. Spread 1/3 of the spaghetti sauce on the bottom of a 15x10-inch baking dish. Place shells, seam-side up, close together in the dish. Spread remaining sauce on top; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly, 25 to 35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

    mid angle looking at a single stuffed shell topped with sauce and parmesan cheese
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

557 Calories
18g Fat
60g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 557
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 1198mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 521mg 40%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 571mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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