Jumbo shells stuffed with a mixture of meat and cheese.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook shell pasta in a large pot with boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well.

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  • In a large skillet brown the ground beef and onions. Drain grease.

  • In a large bowl add the chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, and cottage cheese; stir well. Add basil, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir until well blended.

  • In the bottom of a 2 quart baking dish, cover with a half of cup of tomato sauce mixture. Stuff shells with beef mixture and place side by side in dish. Cover stuffed shells with remaining tomato sauce and top with mozzarella cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for an hour. Allow to stand for 15 minutes and serve.

Nutrition Facts

584 calories; protein 38.1g; carbohydrates 55.2g; fat 22.2g; cholesterol 78mg; sodium 1263.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (44)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2003
I have to say this recipe was absolutely wonderful! I have only made stuffed shells maybe 3 or 4 times and always just used spaghetti sauce. Because I have never like can tomatoes in anything I made they always seem to overpower a dish and all I taste is tomato. But this blew me away oh so good! The only thing is I had half the sauce left over could of easily used another box of shells. This was absolutely delish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2009
Remember to drain the diced tomatoes. I forgot and it was so watery. Also mix the cottage cheese with the meat and onion NOT with the sauce! It was pretty flavorful the next day. Read More
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61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2003
I have to say this recipe was absolutely wonderful! I have only made stuffed shells maybe 3 or 4 times and always just used spaghetti sauce. Because I have never like can tomatoes in anything I made they always seem to overpower a dish and all I taste is tomato. But this blew me away oh so good! The only thing is I had half the sauce left over could of easily used another box of shells. This was absolutely delish! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2006
I loved this recipe. I did add some parmesan cheese to the meat mixture. I also added extra basil and garlic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2007
First I added an egg- which bound the ingredients together better. I also added a little parmesan and mozzerella which also helped hold everything together. I was feeling too lazy to sautee an onion so I just put a small can of mushrooms in instead. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2009
Remember to drain the diced tomatoes. I forgot and it was so watery. Also mix the cottage cheese with the meat and onion NOT with the sauce! It was pretty flavorful the next day. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
03/19/2004
This was ok. I prefer some other recipes over this one. If I made this again I would use my own sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2002
This recipe was delicious! I liked that it was easy to make and used ingredients I already had in my kitchen. I'm sure I'll make this one again - maybe I'll add spinach next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2006
It tastes OK but the meat was too crumbly didn't stay together and came out of the pasta.I tried to put some of the sauce in the meat but it didn't help much. I gave it only 3 stars because my family ate it without any critics.I don't believe I'll make it again. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2010
I made this tonight I had to change it just a little. I had tomato paste so I made my own sauce with that and some chopped onion and mushroom and pepper and tomatoes. I added the hamburger meat to that sauce. I also used an egg and mixed the cottage cheese with the egg some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. As others suggested I used a zip lock bag with the tip cut off for putting the cheese mixture into the shells. That worked very well. I spooned in the sauce on top of that inside the shells after they were all filled I put more mozzarella and Parmesan and garlic powder on the top of all of it and then baked for 30 minutes. I usually won't give a lower than 5 rating to a recipe that I modified. In this case it seemed the shells would not actually be very stuffed but more cooked in sauce...if you stuffed them with just the beef. I layered everything inside the shells no sauce poured on the top or under which did take some time but they came out Wonderful. Thank you for sharing your recipe! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Good basic stuffed shells! Read More
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