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Three-Cheese Shells

This is a hearty meatless entree. It's easy to prepare ahead, then bake just in time for dinner.—June Barrus, Springville, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) jumbo pasta shells
  • 3 cups ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 jars (one 28 ounces, one 14 ounces) spaghetti sauce, divided


  • Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the next 10 ingredients. Divide the small jar of spaghetti sauce between two ungreased 13x9-in. baking dishes.
  • Stuff shells with the cheese mixture and place in a single layer over sauce. Pour the remaining spaghetti sauce over shells.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 512 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 1084mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • jdog31399
    Feb 23, 2017

    I only used the large jar of sauce. I kept out the green peppers, but sauteed some to serve with them. One 7 x 11 pan and one 9 x 13 pan were perfect. Mushroom-hater in the family had no idea there were mushrooms in the shells. I will be making this again.

  • shar6024
    Sep 9, 2016

    Delicious . I love this recipe. It freezes and also reheats well. I have made it many times sometimes with the mushrooms sometimes without don't use the green pepper as I don't care for it in the recipe

  • chaosmommy
    Aug 20, 2016

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  • KarenKeefe
    Oct 29, 2013

    Tried this but found the spaghetti sauce to be too heavy. Substituted marinara sauce and 1/4 c. water. Also used fresh basil instead of dried.

  • hsferre
    Feb 7, 2012

    Loved it's flavor & simplicity. Delicious!

  • Harmony2117
    Jan 9, 2011

    Very sipkle to make packed full of flavor! So delicious....

  • melissa
    Oct 2, 2006

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  • Granfifer
    Dec 24, 2005

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