How to make it

  • In a medium pot combine red sauce and diced tomatoes, bring to medium heat, stirring frequently, add 2 teaspoons brown sugar, 2 chopped basil leaves and ¼ cup of red wine, continue stirring frequently, reduce heat to simmer.
  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add pinch of salt and the pasta shells, and cook until al dente approx 8-10minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent the shells from sticking. Remove and rinse with cool water. Set aside for later.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, ½ cup parmesan cheese, and 1½ cups of the mozzarella cheese, eggs, garlic, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 4 chopped basil leaves, oregano, black pepper, and mix to combine thoroughly (If you prefer, you can use less cheese, I love cheese!)
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease casserole dish with olive oil.
  • Now you are ready to stuff the shells.
  • I use fresh baby spinach leaves instead of cooked package frozen spinach. It takes a little bit longer to stuff the shells, but I like a layer of fresh spinach in each shell. First, rinse spinach leaves with water and lightly salt, then place three or four leaves in a shell and spoon in about 2-3 tablespoons of the cheese filling. Repeat. Place the filled shells in the prepared casserole dish.
  • Pour the red sauce over the filled shells and top with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered about 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. Goes great with Italian garlic bread. Enjoy!

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    " It was excellent "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Good and flavorful. I liked it a lot. No trouble stuffing the shells, even layering in the spinach.
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  • hollyeats 1 year ago
    Sounds a little time-consuming but well worth it. I will definitely try this later on in autumn; I have a pkg of shells just begging for it.
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    " It was excellent "
    keni ate it and said...
    These were delicious, sweets. Cheesy, not too saucy and full of flavor. I added my pic and a thread, here,Steeltowns Shells, with more details! I am SO glad you posted(finally!) Keep 'em comin'! ♥♥
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  • 22566 1 year ago
    Perfect?
    It's nice to be a Snow Flake :o)
    Pasta...Cheese...Italian?
    I guess one out of three ain't bad.
    Thank-you
    Kind Regards
    Joyce
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  • NPMarie 1 year ago
    Looks amazing:)
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  • jett2whit 1 year ago
    Yummy!
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    " It was excellent "
    keni ate it and said...
    Yay! ...:-)... would you look at that. Looks fantastic and... huh... ya know, that garlic bread looks not even a "lil" bit burned. ;-) ♥♥
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