It makes a lot even after the recipe in half, but it freezes and reheats well!
1 (12 oz) pkg jumbo pasta shells
3 lbs ground beef
2 lightly beaten egg
2 T olive oil
2 t minced garlic
2 t garlic salt
2 t parsley
2 t oregano
1 (8 oz) cream cheese at room temperature
1 1/2 (14 ounce) jars pasta sauce
1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place shell pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
Lightly grease dish.
Place the beef in a skillet over medium heat, and mix in eggs, oil, garlic, oregano, garlic salt, and parsley. Cook until beef is evenly brown. Transfer to a large bowl, and mix with cream cheese and 1 cup pasta sauce.
Stuff the cooked pasta shells with the beef mixture, and arrange in the prepared baking dish. Cover evenly with the remaining sauce.
Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until bubbly. Sprinkle with Romano cheese just before serving.
What I do: The last time I tried it with a half a box of frozen spinach (thawed) and it was fantastic! I add more seasonings such as italian seasoning and more garlic! Then I use more spaghetti sauce than it calls for because it doesn't feel like enough.
|Hmmm, I never thought of using cream cheese instead of ricotta....this sounds pretty good!!|
|Mmmmm that sounds amazing!|
|do you have to use beef? Don't eat it, sue|
|I don't know because it's all I've used. I'm not supposed to eat red meat for medical reasons, but there are a few exceptions. I mean... what the doctor doesn't know, can't hurt me too much.
Maybe ground turkey? I substitue chicken where I can because Mr. J and I prefer it, but I just don't know with this recipe.
do you have to use beef? Don't eat it, sue
Use seitan or soy crumbles. That always subs well.
|This is very similar to something I make, but I make mine by
rolling the filling inside a lasagna noodle. Great for a crowd because
they can each have a whole piece. In mine I put a good puddle of
bechamel on the bottom before placing the stuffed noodles. I use a
burgundy in the marinara/pasta sauce. It is such an elegant taste
I'm gonna have to try it your way - although I have 'recipe issues'.
Sounds really good.
|Yours sounds good too. If you get a chance, you should post it, and I will give it a whirl. As long as...
1. it's easy
2. i can find all the ingred. at any store
then i'm always game for trying something new. i always believe in trying to make each dish "perfect." I never keep dishes my family just thought was "good." It's really good or see ya!
I would have no idea where to find soy crumbles. Sounds like a great substitute.
What do you do with the 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese ?
|Oops, my bad. I wrote Romano instead of Mozzarella. You sprinkle it on right before serving.|
|I'm making these today for our AMbulance Christmas party, I'll let you know how they turn out!!!|
|But who will be around to help the ambulance team and the cardiac nurse after this meal?|
|It's ok, I'm a vegatarian so I'll be making but not eating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No one ever gets very excited over my vegatarian cooking (including Doug) so I always have to make two dishes...... one for them and one for me|
|Shells were a big hit at the party!!! Thanks Mrs. J!!!|
|Didn't find exactly what you're looking for? Search again here:
Identifying Ticks info