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Sep262012

Four cheese stuffed shells

Hello friends. I am tired. I started a new job last week that is leaving me a little bit extra sleepy. I will be spending Monday through Wednesday away from home until the end of October. This is a huge change for our family! I miss my boys immensely while I am away. Luckily I keep very busy, so the time goes by quickly.

Goooooood things are comin' our waaaayy.. Can you tell me the song that line comes from? (The first person to comment with the correct answer will receive a special treat in the mail!) Can you tell I need sleep?!  

The weekends are our time to reconnect as a family after a long week. Since it is still skydiving season, we typically do our reconnecting at the dropzone. I made these stuffed shells a few weekends ago for Dan and I and a few skydiving friends. The boys had been tucked into their trailer-bathroom-turned-bunk-beds by the time we were eating, so they sadly were not able to taste the deliciousness. Next time.

 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

Cook a 12-oz. box of jumbo shells in boiling water, 2 to 3 minutes short of the package directions. Drain, rinse and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine:

15-oz. container ricotta cheese

1 cup Muenster cheese, shredded

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup Asiago medium cheese, shredded 

1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

Mix well.

Stuff a spoonful of the cheese mixture into each cooked shell.

Place the stuffed shells cheese-side-up into the prepared baking dish.

Pour a 28-oz. jar of spaghetti sauce evenly over the stuffed shells.

Top that with 1 cup of shredded Muenster cheese and 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.

Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, for 50 minutes.

Serve warm with garlic bread and a green salad!

I want to thank you all for reading my blog. Seriously, I appreciate every eye that lands on this website. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Enjoy this yummy pasta, and have a great rest of your week!

Printable recipe: Four cheese stuffed shells

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Reader Comments (28)

Ok - I cheated. Google is quite handy. Up with the Bird by Cold Play?
Or Good Things are comin our Way by Liam Frost.

I want this pasta now!

Anyhoo - I did cheat - so feel free to disqualify me! Love your blogs!

09.26.2012 | Unregistered Commenterchristine

Is it ColdPlay? This recipe looks delicious. The twins LOVE pasta! I will try it next week with my home canned sauce!

09.26.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTammy Anderson

Rival Schools - Good Things!

09.27.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany H

Album: "EP Collection"
the bird P>J> Colby
My, my, my, my, my.
good things are coming my way, yay, yeah
Darling,
won't you lend me your ear
and i'll whisper
things you might wanna hear
well it looks like
after such a long time
good things are coming my way,
my-my way
Thrills me
when you're walking with me
and it chills me
when you're talking with me
My hand looks like
after such a long time
that good things are coming my way
yay, yeah
It looks like love has finally come my way
and if you know when to tell it
yeah, yeah
just say that you are feeling the same way
and that you'll never forget
my, my, how i
Way dear
is for someone like you
to tell all
over my troubles too
my hand looks like
after such a long time
that good things are coming my way
my, my, my, myself
(instrumental)
My hand looks like
after such a long time
that good things are coming my way
yay, yeah
It looks like love has finally come my way
and if you know when to tell it
yeah, yeah
just say that you are feeling the same way
and that you'll never forget
my, my, how i
Way dear
is for someone like you
to tell all
over my troubles too
my hand looks like
after such a long time
that good things are coming my way
yay, yeah
My, my, my, my, my, my, my
good things are coming my way, yay, yeah
my-my-my, my, my, my, my
good things are coming my way, yay, yeah
my, my, my, my, my, my, my
good things are coming my way

09.27.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy Brickley

Christine, you got it! Up With the Birds by Coldplay! Can you please message or email me your mailing address?

09.27.2012 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

I'd drop a couple zones for one of these!

Wow...maybe I need some sleep too :) These are super yummy. And I'm excited about your new job! It sounds like its a bit frazzling right now but big opportunities are big opportunities! Good luck!

09.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterParsley Sage

I'm a fan of anything that is titled "Four Cheese..." :) YUM!!
Good luck with the new job! Sorry you have to be away for 3 days a week :(

09.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate@Diethood

Decadent. I think I gained weight just looking at the photos! And I had to wipe the drool off my keyboard. :)

09.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I definitely under-use asiago and ricotta. I don't know why I'm so restricted to certain types of cheese! I've never even HEARD of Muenster. I need to get out more. I know I should talk more about the shells, but I'll admit that I'm focused on that sauce! I just want some bread to soak it all up!

10.2.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

just discovered your blog. i lalalove it!

10.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAYSG

I'm making these right now for me and my neighbor! I'll be back to tell you how much I love them :)

10.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney M

This recipe looks really good. I am going to try it this weekend. Can I use other cheeses? For example Sharp or Mild Cheddar, Mozzella, or Swiss. BTW, this is the first time that I have every posted a comment to anyone's blog.

10.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJo

This is a family favorite of ours. An Easter Sunday tradition served with a Ham and Sweet Bread:) I make the Ricotta from scratch and usually substitute spinach for the parsely. I would never use cheddar of Swiss, stick to the Italian cheeses.

10.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterToni

am trying the recipe, but absolutely hate Adobe - I like to cut and paste into word and Adobe won't let you do that

10.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy Long

I cook for the people that need a had up and I will try this. I made stew last week and they loved it.

11.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Craddock

Making this tonight!! I'm a new cook and can't wait!!!

11.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKrystle

To any one who has made this could you tell me how much it made? How many people could I feed without altering the recipe?

04.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaylie

Hi Kaylie! This recipe serves approximately 8 people. Hope this helps!
Megan

04.15.2013 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

Can something be substituted for ricotta? These sound delicious...but I really don't care for ricotta. :)

04.20.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

Hi Rebekah! Cottage cheese would be a great substitution for ricotta. If you don't like CC either, substitute any type of cheese and it will be great! I hope this helps!
Megan

04.21.2013 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

I have made this twice now and it always comes out amazing!! It has quickly become my "go to" for dinners where there isn't a lot of time to prepare. When we have guests for dinner they always think I have spent a LOT more time on it than I actually have :) Thanks so much!

05.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

I just made this for dinner tonight and it was wonderful! The only thing was that I had to double the filling recipe to have enough to fill all the shells. Very quick and easy to make though and more than enough fill the entire families bellys! Will definitely be making again!

05.20.2013 | Unregistered CommenterZachary

Would this recipe freeze well?

07.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Hi Megan! Yes, this would freeze great! Hope this helps!
Megan

07.22.2013 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

This recipe looks great! Can't wait to try it

07.28.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSaira

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