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Stuffed Shells

This recipe comes from my sister in-law Becky Lenz.  She made this dish for dinner one night over Christmas.  It was a great dish, full of flavor.  The picture doesn’t do it justice, so don’t judge the recipe by the photo, just make and you’ll agree!

1 box jumbo shells
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. Italian sausage
1 small onion – chopped
1 medium pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 small pkg. shredded Italian 5 blend cheese
2 lg. can Hunts 4 cheese spaghetti sauce
2-3 tsp. Grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
4-5 tsp. oregano
3-4 shakes of parsley flakes

  1. Cook noodles according to package.  Drain with cold water and let cool.
  2. Brown meat and onion
  3. Add salt, pepper and oregano
  4. Cook until the meat is browned and the onion is clear
  5. Drain grease off meat mixture
  6. Add 2 cups sauce and 1 cup of each type of cheese to meat mixture and mix together until cheese is partially melted
  7. Cover bottom of 9 x 13 baking dish with sauce
  8. Stuff shells with mixture and place in baking dish
  9. Cover with remaining shredded cheese
  10. Cover with remaining spaghetti sauce
  11. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley flakes
  12. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  13. Remove foil and bake for additional 5-10 minutes

NOTE — Make sure that noodles remain covered with sauce while baking

2 replies on “Stuffed Shells”

I agree…the picture doesn’t do this dish justice! It’s so good…and even the kids liked it! 🙂

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