Thursday, January 9, 2014

Stuffed Shells

This recipe is very easy and goes together quickly after a busy day. 

1 lb. hamburger
1 small onion, diced
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
14-18 jumbo shells

Start by boiling your water for the shells. Cook them until they are al dente. Drain and set aside. 

Meanwhile, cook your hamburger with the onion until it is browned. Drain the grease and add the spaghetti sauce.  
Lightly beat an egg in a bowl. Add 1 cup of ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. 

Stuff the shells and place them in a greased baking pan. 

Cover the shells with the meat sauce. (I left some of sauce out because I wasn't sure the kids would like the texture of the ricotta. So, I boiled some spaghetti noodles and they had meat sauce and spaghetti noodles while my husband and I had the shells.) 

Cover the pan with tinfoil and bake the shells at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. 

After 30 minutes, uncover the baking pan and add 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese over the shells. Continue cooking for about 5 minutes uncovered, or until the cheese is melted.