Thursday, October 27, 2011

Four Cheese Stuffed Shells

Anyone interested in learning how to make this? 
4 Cheese Stuffed Shells!

Looks hard. Looks intimidating. Tastes great. SUPER easy to make. 
I promise!

Great to make for someone you want to impress ;)

I'm telling you it's pretty awesome if I do say so myself!

 Start with Mozzerella, ricotta, parmesan and asiago cheeses.

I used around 8 oz. mosserella, 25(ish) oz. of the ricotta, 2-3 handfuls of Parmesan, 5oz. Asiago and stir.

 My lovely mom made this sauce and put it in the crock pot all day .. boy was it good. She just doctored up a jar of spaghetti sauce which makes it ohhh so much better - but really, use whatever sauce you want.

 Boil the jumbo shells (I used 1 box of Barilla jumbo shells) - this was somewhere between 30 and 40 shells. Cook to the "pre bake" directions .. on this box it was 9 mins. The shells aren't quite done, that's okay!

Stuff the shells with the cheese mixture that you have stirred together.  

Tip: I found that it was easiest to open the shell if you pinch the short ends to open it up :)

 Place enough of the sauce you have chosen on the bottom of the casserole dish to cover it. Then put your stuffed shells in the casserole dish with the seam side down.

 At the end I had this much left over .. don't panic! We won't be wasting that stuff.

Cover the tops of the shells again with the sauce ... 

 Mix whatever amount you want of mozzarella and asiago. I used about 3 handfuls of each and mixed ..

 Added the cheese to the top of the sauce / shells. I also put the left over cheese mixture from the inside of the shells .. on top - why not?

Baked in the oven ... now I did 450 for 10 mins and it wasn't as hot as I wanted. I would do 350 for 30 mins next time :)


If you make this let me know how it goes - I would love to hear from you!

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