Stuffed cheese shells for dinner

Stuffed Cheese Shells bring a touch of Italian elegance to your dinner table, combining the comforting flavors of ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses encased in pasta shells, all baked to perfection in a savory tomato sauce. This dish is not only a feast for the eyes but also a celebration of texture and taste, perfect for a family dinner or impressing guests. Here’s how to create this delightful dish.


For the Cheese Filling:

  • 24 jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, plus extra for topping
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried basil)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Sauce and Baking:

  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish


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