Easy Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe

 I have been making this for a couple of years now and it is still a family favorite! It is so simple and delicious. Even my little picky eaters will lick their plates clean!

Serves: 8

Easy Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe

These stuffed shells are so simple and delicious. Even my little picky eaters will lick their plates clean!

25 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 1 (12 ounce) package jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 (15 ounce) container low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 (16 ounce) container low-fat cottage cheese
  • 16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • 8 ounces grated Parmesan cheese (divided)
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (28 ounce) jar pasta sauce
  • 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. In a large bowl, mix eggs, ricotta, cottage cheese, half the mozzarella, half the Parmesan, Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper until well combined.
  4. Stuff cooked shells with ricotta mixture and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  5. In a medium bowl, stir together pasta sauce, mushrooms and reserved Parmesan. Pour over stuffed shells. Then sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella cheese on top.
  6. Bake in preheated oven 45 to 60 minutes, until edges are bubbly.



2650 cal


177 g


82 g


224 g
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7 Responses to “Easy Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe”

  1. Elise
    I have been stocking my freezer with your recipes and so I'm preparing a lot at a time. Thank you! A time saver with this one was to dump all of the filling ingredients into a gallon bag, mix it around, and them pipe it into the shells just like a pastry bag.
    • Jenny, Did you ever try this recipe as directed and then freeze? I am curious if the reheating step does anything different as you pointed out with the other Mexican Stuffed Shells. I am a full time student with 5 kids and would appreciate any help with that question you had last year. Thanks ahead of time :~)

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