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5 from 1 vote

Easy Stuffed Shells

Delicious Stuffed Shells are the perfect easy, weeknight dinner. Jumbo pasta shells are stuffed with a smooth, creamy, cheesy filling flavored with fresh herbs and baked to absolute perfection. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta, stuffed shells
Servings: 10
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 12 oz jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 30 oz whipped cottage cheese
  • 6 oz Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 to 2 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley minced
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves finely chopped (about 8 to 10 leaves)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 28 oz marinara sauce
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese grated


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Spread half of the marinara sauce on the bottom of the dish. Set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta shells and cook pasta shells until 3 minutes shy of al dente - according to the package directions.
  • Drain pasta shells and rinse with cool water. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine whipped cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, parsley, basil, salt and pepper.
  • Spoon mixture into shells and place shells in baking dish, nestling them in the sauce.
  • Cover shells with remaining sauce and sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve immediately.



Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1933mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 412mg | Iron: 1.8mg