How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Lightly oil a 12 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish and set aside.
  • Lightly oil the baking sheet and set aside.
  • Partially cook the pasta shells in a large pot of boiling salted water until slightly tender but still quite firm to the bite, about 4 to 6 minutes.
  • You will continue cooking the shells in the oven after they have been stuffed.
  • Using a slotted spoon, drain pasta shells and place on oiled baking sheet, spreading them out so that they don't stick together and allow to cool.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the pancetta and saute until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes.
  • Add the garlic and saute until tender, about 1 minute.
  • Add the marinara sauce.
  • Bring the sauce to a simmer, stirring often.
  • In a medium bowl, stir the ricotta, Parmesan, egg yolks, basil, parsley, mint, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Spoon 1 1/4 cups of the sauce over the prepared baking dish.
  • Fill the cooked shells with the cheese mixture, about 2 tablespoons per shell.
  • Arrange the shells in the prepared dish.
  • Spoon the remaining sauce over the shells, then sprinkle with the mozzarella.
  • Bake in the lower third of your oven until the filling is heated through and the top is golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.

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  • strawberrybird 10 years ago
    I like to make my own arrabiatta sauce. Never thought to put it over stuffed shells though. Sounds good. Works great for freezing too.
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    " It was excellent "
    elle_23 ate it and said...
    I am going to make this tonight. I just started cooking and this looks like an interesting challenge.
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    " It was excellent "
    lovingmybabbyalways ate it and said...
    Loooks so good I'll be making this for dinner soon.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    a recipe thaat is good deserves being seen thanks bunches
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    " It was excellent "
    gramma58 ate it and said...
    This sounds wonderful! I don't care where you got it, just glad you posted it because I would have never found it otherwise.
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  • butterflyfairy 13 years ago
    Shame on you!! This is the EXACT recipe and picture from Giada De Laurentiis from the Food Network. You should have at least let ppl know where you got the recipe. Not tried to take credit for it.
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    " It was excellent "
    jo_jo_ba ate it and said...
    These are incredible!
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  • krumkake 13 years ago
    all I can say is WOW - this looks absolutely wonderful...thank you for sharing this!
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  • leroux 13 years ago
    The picture has my mouth watering
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  • debra47 13 years ago
    Like the addition of pancetta to your dish. I already have a stuffed shells recipe that I love but I think I will try adding the pancetta. My recipe also had tons of garlic.
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  • psy333che 14 years ago
    Wonderful dish
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