Baked Stuffed Pasta Shells

sobota, 25 stycznia 2014

Baked Stuffed Pasta Shells

Time: 55 mins

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 1/4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded (Reserve 1/4 cup)
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 lbs ricotta cheese
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 8 ounces spaghetti sauce (jarred or homemade)
  • fresh basil, chopped, for garnish

Directions

  • 1 In an 8 quart pot, bring water to a boil and cook shells for 8 minutes or until al dente.
  • 2 Drain and cool immediately with cold water.
  • 3 Drain and place open side down on paper towels.
  • 4 In a medium bowl, combine the rest of ingredients except the spaghetti sauce.
  • 5 Reserve the 1/4 cup of Mozzarella.
  • 6 Place a thin layer of spaghetti sauce into the bottom of a 12 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish.
  • 7 Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 8 Spoon the cheese mixture into each pasta shell and place open side up, in a single layer, in prepared pan.
  • 9 Pour the rest of sauce over the stuffed shells.
  • 10 Loosely cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  • 11 During last 5 minutes of baking, remove foil and sprinkle remaining Mozzarella cheese on top.
  • 12 Bake 5 more minutes.
  • 13 Garnish with fresh chopped basil.

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