Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is one of the nicest pasta dishes I've ever eaten.The balance of the ingredients allow all the flavours to come through without any singular one dominating .This is a favourite that I am repeatedly asked to bring to buffet dinners.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown beef in frying pan;add onion and garlic and cook until onion is tender.
  2. Drain, add salt and set aside to cool.
  3. Mix together parsley, basil, ricotta and parmesan.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add beef and eggs; mix well.
  6. Cook pasta shells according to package directions.
  7. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  8. Stuff shells with beef mixture and place in a baking dish.
  9. Pour sauce evenly over shells and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  10. Bake, covered, at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes.


Most Helpful

My family loves cheesy Italian meals. This tasty dish is now everyone's standing Italian favorite. I even used a very cheap portion of ground beef, and instead of Prego, used a less costly brand of spaghetti sauce, and this still turned out beautifully! Luckily, this made more than 20 shells for me...more like 30. Thanks, Carrie Ann, for a spectacular recipe!

Fauve December 08, 2002

My family REALLY enjoyed this dish! I used cottage cheese instead of the ricotta becoause no-one in my family really cares for ricotta. A very nice alternative to just the cheese filled shells. Served with garlic bread and a green salad. Lovely Sunday dinner. Thank you for posting! ~Manda

Manda September 15, 2002

Good! Easy enough for a weeknight meal and perfect with a green salad. The beef made for a hearty meal that kept my oldest boy happy. I used 24 shells and Muir Glen sauce. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama April 05, 2014

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