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Meatball & Cheese Stuffed Shells

  • 15–20 minutes prep time
  • 25-30 cook time
  • Serves 5
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  • Ingredients

    12 jumbo pasta shells
    8oz cottage cheese (Ricotta also works)
    2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
    ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
    2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
    1 egg
    12 oz jar tomato basil spaghetti sauce
    Salt and pepper to taste

  • Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a casserole pan and set aside.
    2. Cook jumbo pasta shells according to box. Drain and cool. Coat with a little olive oil to prevent them from sticking together.
    3. In a bowl combine cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix together.
    4. Stuff shells with 1 Simek’s Italian Style Meatball and about 1 tbsp of cheese mixture so that shell is full.
    5. Place shells in greased pan with open side of shell facing up.
    6. Top with jar of spaghetti sauce and remaining 1 cup of mozzarella.
    7. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes until hot and bubbly.