Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

From a TOH pasta magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain well. Stir in water, tomato paste, bouillon and oregano; simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine cottage cheese, 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan cheese and egg; mix well. Stuff shells with cheese mixture; arrange in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish. Pour meat sauce over shells.
  3. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted.
Most Helpful

This was a great recipe. Delicious flavors. I made it the night before for our lunch the next day. It took about 45 minutes to cook plus the extra 5 for the cheese to brown a bit. The sauce had a very nice flavor. I had just added an extra clove of garlic and some salt and pepper. Will definitely be making this yummy dish again. Thanks hungrykitten.

FrenchBunny October 01, 2009

What a wonderful recipe! I'd never made stuffed shells before, so I wanted this as a guide. I cut the recipe down to 3 servings and used a jar of spaghetti sauce instead of the water, tomato paste, bouillon, and oregano. The sauce I used was beef flavored because of the idea of beef bouillon. I also used lean ground beef. I made these around noon and put them in the fridge until 5:30, popped them in the oven and they were ready by 6:15. Delicious, relatively easy meal! Thank you! Photo: I'm bad about not getting a photo of the final dish, but here's one of the shells stuffed and ready for the meat sauce.

SmoochTheCook July 11, 2009