Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I got this recipe from my Mother. I've been making this for 10 years. Every time I make it for someone, they always request the recipe. It's easy and delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown beef with crushed garlic.
  2. Mix next four ingredients in large bowl.
  3. Stir in cooked beef.
  4. Stuff shells with meat filling- be generous.
  5. Pour a little spaghetti sauce in bottom of 2-quart casserole dish.
  6. Place stuffed shells in dish and cover with the remaining spaghetti sauce.
  7. Sprinkle with oregano and grated Parmesan cheese.
  8. Cover with foil and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

my family liked it, but i wasn't too fond of it. maybe it was the cottage cheese, but i found the stuffing a bit runny. i will use ricotta cheese in place of the cottage cheese next time for a firmer filling. overall, my family liked it and it was easy to prepare. i will also replace the ground chuck with ground italian sausage. hint: prepare your shells well ahead of time...speeds up the process.

Lulu #280529 October 23, 2006

Really good! I scaled down the recipe for the 3 of us, and it worked great. I made as directed, but I used ground chicken in place of the beef. (it's just a textural thing with me - I like it more than ground beef) We ate it with Italian bread to mop up the sauce. Yum!

HEP MEP January 27, 2006

These are so good. It's a very versatile recipe also. We wanted to go meatless, so I left out the ground chuck and put the crushed garlic in with the cheese. Also, I only had about 1/4 cup mayonnaise, but it still tasted very good. We all enjoyed our dinner tonight, thank you!

Sherri35 January 03, 2006