Simple Stuffed Shells (With No Meat Option)

Recipe by HeatherFeather
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 10-12




  • Preheat oven to 375 F and grease a 9x13" casserole; if you have not already done so, prepare pasta shells according to package directions and also brown your sausage, drain & crumble.
  • Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, all of the ricotta (use 2 cups if not using meat or if you like it very cheesey, even if you are using meat, otherwise use just 1 cup), as well as the parsley (reserving a small amount to garnish), egg, Parmesan cheese, garlic, nutmeg and black pepper.
  • Pour sauce into the baking dish and then set the unfilled shells on top facing up so that you can fill them.
  • Evenly portion out the crumbled sausage, if using, in the bottom of each shell.
  • Spoon filling to a large ziptop plastic bag and snip off one corner.
  • Pipe about 2 Tbsp filling into the each of the prepared pasta shells, or as much or as little as you prefer.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes or until sauce is bubbling under the foil.
  • Remove foil, sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and bake, uncovered, for about 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  • Serve extra sauce from the pan on the side.