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RICOTTA STUFFED SHELLS

Yield

4 servings

Time

1 hour

These easy and simple ricotta stuffed shells are filled with savory ricotta and mozzarella then baked on a bed of flavorful marinara (storebought or homemade!)

INGREDIENTS

‣ 4 cup marinara sauce, store bought or homemade ‣ 12 ounce jumbo shells, at least 18-22 whole shells ‣ 2 cup ricotta, whole milk ‣ 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese ‣ 2 large egg

1

In a large bowl, whisk the ricotta and egg until nice and creamy, then use a spatula to fold in the shredded mozzarella cheese.

MAKE THE FILLING

2

Get your 9×13 baking dish ready by pouring half of your chosen sauce (I like using homemade marinara) into the bottom and then spreading it out with a spatula.

PREPARE THE DISH

3

Once the shells have been cooked and cooled, pick one up and hold it in your weaker hand while you spoon the creamy ricotta mixture inside with the other

STUFF THE SHELLS

4

Once the jumbo shell is filled, place it in the baking dish, seam side up. Arrange the shells in the baking dish however you like (I like to do three columns of six to eight shells).

FILL THE DISH

5

When all the shells are in the dish, pour in the remaining half of the red sauce, focusing on the areas between the shells and around the corners. Once done, send it off to bake!

TOP WITH SAUCE