This is a quick and tasty alternative to lasagna! Use frozen stuffed shells and Italian meatballs to complete this casserole. If desired, you may prepare this up to two days in advance, simply insert into the oven when ready to bake.

Renae
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until translucent, about two minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, basil, oregano, mushrooms, and 2 cups of the provolone. Cook until the cheese has melted, stirring occasionally. While the sauce is cooking, place the frozen shells and meatballs in the bottom of a 9x13 inch glass dish. Pour the sauce over the shells, then sprinkle on the remaining 2 cups of provolone. Cover the top of the dish with foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the pasta has cooked through, and the cheese has melted, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

485.5 calories; 30.8 g protein; 27.4 g carbohydrates; 126.9 mg cholesterol; 1231.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2006
This recipe is fabulous! Had a hard time finding frozed stuffed shells substituted ricotta stuffed ravioli. Had company over for dinner and it disappeared. Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/25/2006
I found it to be very bland despite the changes I made to it. What it was definitely lacking in was pepper and garlic. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2006
This recipe is fabulous! Had a hard time finding frozed stuffed shells substituted ricotta stuffed ravioli. Had company over for dinner and it disappeared. Definitely a keeper. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2008
You could use frozen cheese raviolis instead of shells or frozen Italian meatballs instead of sausage. You can find a shredded 5-cheese blend of Italian cheese. That is much easier and cost efficient than the provolone. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2006
This was a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/24/2006
I found it to be very bland despite the changes I made to it. What it was definitely lacking in was pepper and garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2008
This turned out great even my picky child loved it. I could not find shredded provolone cheese at the store and being too lazy to shred myself used an Italian mixed cheese blend instead which took a little longer to melt but tasted fine. The sauce was easy and tasty. I will probably be cooking this one frequently. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2007
good recipe and easy to make. i thought it had good taste and will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2009
Everyone really liked this. I couldn't find stuffed shells so I bought ricotta-asparagus cannelloni. I also used fresh mushrooms (way more than the tin suggested). I think this has a lot of potential to be customized by adding chopped bell peppers different cheeses or even turkey meatballs depending on what you feel like. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2008
These were alright it turned out a little dry for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2008
Perfect! We all loved it. Read More
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