This does make a huge amount! Turned out delicious though, and there's a lot of room to experiment with sauces and spices. I ran out of italiano cheeses, so I used old cheddar on my second pan, and since I was feeding a group of "growing boys" both pans were demolished. Everyone seemed to like the cheddar topping better, so definitely play around with your cheeses too. Excellent!
I will be tryin these but I will only use 1 sauce, my own home made #106003. I have not used any store bought sauce since 1986. Update to follow! 10-15-2008 Ok update 10-16-2008. If you like something good and easy to fix, here you go! I made a few changes but stayed pretty close to the basic recipe. First I cut the recipe in half, when is says 8-12 servings, she is not kidding. I used regular chunky cottage cheese and used plain yogart instead of milk, a little more than 1/2 cup. I sliced a tomato across the top of the shells to keep the moisture in the shells, then added the mozzarella and more parmesan cheese, returned to the oven to melt the cheese. It turned out very moist! I baked it in a convection oven at 350 for 50 minutes, came out fantastic. Excellent taste.! Thank you for the post!
Wow!! My husband and grand kids loved it I didn't have any left
This was really good! I used only 2 pounds of meat, one pound of ground beef and one pound of hot italian sausage, the spice added an extra kick! I also used a lot more sauce since I like it sauce-y and much more ricotta. I mixed half of the meat mixture into the ricotta mixture and the other half in the sauce so the inside of the shells had a meaty flavor as well as the sauce! I think next time I will use only a half pound of sausage and a half pound of ground beef, it still was a bit too meaty for me. I think also I will omit from putting meat in the ricotta mixture all together and just put the one pound of both meats in the sauce. I made two big pans and froze the other one for later use!
I make this with Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage instead of ground beef. Skip eggs and milk. Very filling!!!
i made this last night. it was a little hard but still rly good.
We had this for dinner tonight and I thought it was really good! I halved the recipe though and actually didn't have some of the ingredients called for, but even without them it was tasty. I also subbed cottage cheese for ricotta as I am not a fan of ricotta.
I would definitely recommend this recipe and will be making it again! Thanks!
This one is popular at my house. I make it per the recipe, except I vary the seasonings a bit - use salt, pepper, garlic salt, oregano and basil, not measured. It does make a LOT, but I have teenaged boys so that's a plus for us.
This is just great. Yes, it makes way too much, but freezes quite well and I am on my third,[and last], thawed meal serving for three folks. Not only great tasting, but frugal, considering the meals you can get out of it.
Wow.... My family loved it. Even the picky members of our family.