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Easy Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe

These stuffed shells are so simple and delicious. Even my little picky eaters will lick their plates clean!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Pasta Recipe, ricotta, ricotta stuffed shells, stuffed shells
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 612kcal


  • 12 ounces jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 15 ounces low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 16 ounces low-fat cottage cheese
  • 16 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese divided
  • 8 ounces grated parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 28 ounces pasta sauce
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  • In a large bowl, mix eggs, ricotta, cottage cheese, half the mozzarella, half the Parmesan, Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper until well combined.
  • Stuff cooked shells with ricotta mixture and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together pasta sauce, mushrooms and reserved Parmesan. Pour over stuffed shells. Then sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Bake in preheated oven 45 to 60 minutes, until edges are bubbly.


Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 2207mg | Potassium: 734mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1357IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 820mg | Iron: 3mg