Stuffed Pasta Shells for Meat-Lovers

"These are quite possible the best you can make! I came up with this recipe to satisfy my carnivorous family and incorporate my love for Italian food. These have a ton of meat, but still a nice amount of the traditional ricotta cheese and spinach. These can also be great appetizer, due to the large amount the recipe yields."
 
Stuffed Pasta Shells for Meat-Lovers created by Ashley Cuoco
Ready In:
1hr 20mins
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
8-12
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ingredients

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directions

  • Brown ground beef and drain. Return to pan.Saute onions and garlic in pan with cooked meat for approximately 3 minutes. Set aside.
  • Boil salted water to cook the pasta shells according to package al dente style. Strain and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix ricotta, parmasan, and 2/3 package of shredded mozzarella. Add italian seasoning, garlic pepper, eggs and milk and mix thoroughly. Mix in meat and spinach.
  • In a large baking dish, pour enough sauce to cover the bottom of the pan lightly. Fill each shell with large rounded tablespoons of meat and cheese mixture, and place in pan. Be sure to closely place the shells together so they don't get hard while baking.
  • *If there are too many shells for one pan, make a secong and store tightly covered in freezer until later use.
  • Pour remaining sauce evenly over all of the shells. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Cover tightly with aluminum foil, and bake at 375 for 35-45 minutes. Take foil off pan, and bake additional 10 minutes.

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  1. Dschulz0429
    I blended the meat in the food processor prior to adding it to the cheese. It ended up turning out exactly like the local Italian restaurants meat ravioli and stuffed shells.
     
  2. Mikey
    Made this recipe tonight and it is delicious. Rather than using store bought tomato sauce I used homemade tomato sauce. The kids loved it and had 2nd and 3rd servings.
     
  3. Michelle P.
    Can i use just a pound n half ground beef
     
  4. Tiffany B.
    Stuffed Pasta Shells for Meat-Lovers Created by Tiffany B.
  5. Tiffany B.
    Added lots of extra cheese on top!!
     

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