Jumbo Shells Stuffed With Cheese With Meat

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 40 mins

A really yummy way to make jumbo shells stuffed with cheese taste. It makes a large amount but could be cut in half. I think it is something you could be sure people would like and be really different. I found the basic on the back of the Barilla noodles box but fixed it up some as it would have seemed bland, so I made this and we love it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil shells with butter and salt to taste.
  2. Brown hamburger meat and combine with spaghetti sauce; drain shells.
  3. Combine the egg, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, basil, garlic powder, minced onion, oregano, salt, parsley flakes, and only 1 cup of the parmesan cheese.
  4. Put the mixture in the shells like a tablespoon and half into each one line them up in across a three quart casserole dish.
  5. Pour the meat over the top and cook for 30 minutes at 350°F.
  6. Add the remaining parmesan cheese over the shells and meat and allow to cook for 10 more minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

5 5

Easy and delicious recipe. My kiddos loved it and even asked for seconds. I had to double up on the shells and actually still had left over filling after filling a 9x13 casserole dish. I will definitely cut this recipe in half the next time I make it

5 5

This was a great recipe! Extremely easy with clear insructions. I used cottage cheese instead of ricotta & omitted the Parmesan (didn't have any). This makes a ton though! I fed 4 adults & 5 kids ages 9-3 and still have enough left over for 2 adults. The next time I make this I will cut the recipe in half and not use quite as much sauce. It was a lot like a lasagna with shells (though I'm not complaining because it was still fabulous) and I may add some Italian sausage in with the filling and just use plain sauce on top.