Thursday, June 4, 2009

What's for Dinner Thursday

My blog friend Joanna is doing this new thing call "What's for Dinner Thursday!" I've participated once before and I'm working on participating each week. It will keep me focused on making better meals instead of nuggets and fries.

Today's Recipe: Stuffed Shells with Meat Sauce

1 box jumbo shells
2 jars of Ragu (though, I may only use 1 or 1 1/2 jars next time)
1lb. of hamburger
2 bags of mozzarella

15oz of ricotta cheese

1 small tub of small curd cottage cheese (optional, I just love cottage cheese with my baked dishes)

Seasoning (I used Italian seasoning and a garlic/pepper blend...I'm sure you can use fresh herbs or other seasons to your liking.)

Boil shells as directed on box, let cool.

Brown hamburger, drain and add sauce. Let simmer.

In a bowl, combine 1 bag of mozzarella, tub of ricotta cheese, tub of cottage cheese and seasoning.

Spread some of the sauce on bottom of 9x13 dish.

Stuff shells with cheese mixture and line in seen below:

Top with remaining sauce and other bag of mozzarella cheese.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.



Kelli @ RTSM said...


Joanna said...

Thank you for posting this! I know that I probably could have Googled stuffed shells, but....who said that it would have been good. At least I know ya'll eat this! I have Googled meals before and found the meal was less then yummy.

I have been wanting a stuffed shells recipe!

Christy said...

Wow that looks delicious and fairly easy. Thanks so much for sharing!

Vivienne said...

This looks delish!

Sarah said...

What time would you like me to be over for dinner? I love all things Italian :) The best part about making it is that I get to eat leftovers all week. Enjoy~

Monica said...

Oh that is so yummy,I love making stuffed shells too!I might have to make some this week!Thanks for reminding me.

Rambling Girl said...

Oh my this looks so yummy....Thanks for sharing and will have to try this for sure cause I love cheese...

Come visit me sometimes...I am Beth. Will be back soon to visit more but fixing to head on out for the longweekend...will be back though.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

I love using pasta shells and stuffing them with lots of yummy things! This will be a great one to try. I might have to check out this new Thursday - What's for Dinner!? I need to be better at planning my meals. I go in and out of being really good about it.