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Stuffed Shells Recipe (VIDEO)

Ricotta cheese Stuffed Shells are the perfect dinner and it’s a family favorite. Watch the video tutorial and see how easy it is to make stuffed pasta shells.

Stuffed pasta shells in casserole garnished with parsley

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Stuffed Shells Video Tutorial

My kids love these stuffed jumbo shells filled with ricotta and melty mozzarella cheese over a bed of Marinara Sauce. They always disappear fast and reheat well.

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Cheesy stuffed shell on spoon

What are Stuffed Shells?

Stuffed shells are similar to Italian Manicotti or Cannelloni. Stuffed shells are jumbo pasta shells stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese filling. Pasta shells are perfect pockets for easy stuffing.

Recipe ingredients with jumbo shells, cheese, marinara, onion and garlic

How to Make Stuffed Pasta Shells

There are 3 main elements to this dish; the pasta, sauce and cheese filling, but the process is easy.

  1. Cook Pasta Shells – according to package instructions in salted water.
  2. Make the Red Sauce – Sautee onions in oil, add garlic, salt pepper, and oregano. Stir in 3 cups of your favorite Marinara Sauce. Pour sauce into a 13×9 casserole dish.
  3. Combine Cheese Sauce – In a large bowl, mix together ricotta, 2 cups shredded mozzarella, parmesan, 1 egg, salt, pepper, and oregano.
  4. Stuff Shells – The easiest way to portion is to fill a trigger ice cream scoop halfway with cheese filling then transfer it into the shell. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup mozzarella over the pasta shells
  5. Bake – Cover with foil, and bake at 375˚F for 30 minutes then broil uncovered for 2-4 minutes.
Step by step tutorial for making stuffed shells

Common Questions

Where to buy jumbo shell pasta?

Jumbo shells are sold in most grocery stores usually in the pasta isle.

How to keep pasta shells from sticking together?

Once shells are cooked to al dente, drain the hot water then fill with cold water to stop the cooking process and keep the pasta from sticking.

What is Al dente?

Al dente means firm to the bite. Most package instructions will give you timings for perfectly cooked al dente pasta. Do not overcook shells or they will be flimsy and hard to stuff.

Can I use a glass casserole?

Yes, this will work great in a glass casserole dish. Broiling is not recommended with glass bakeware so once you remove the foil, increase the heat to about 475˚F and bake for 3-5 minutes until cheese is bubbly.

Can I substitute ricotta?

The best substitute for ricotta is drained and mashed plain cottage cheese.

Baked Stuffed Shells with ricotta in casserole

Serve With

We love to serve this as a vegetarian main course paired with Garlic Bread and a simple side salad or veggies

Ricotta Stuffed Shells served on a plate

Make-Ahead

  • To Refrigerate: Assemble, cover with foil and refrigerate unbaked shells for 1-2 days then bake as directed, adding 5 minutes to the bake time if baking a chilled casserole. You can also refrigerate a fully cooked and cooled lasagna.
  • Freezing: Fully assemble roll-ups in a casserole dish (without baking), cover tightly with foil, and freeze up to 3 months. Bake from frozen (covered with foil) at 375˚F for about 45 minutes.
  • Reheating: Warm portions in the microwave or oven until roll-ups are heated through and cheese is melted.

Microwaving Tip: To retain moisture, add a drizzle of water over your food. To prevent splatter, we highly recommend using a plate cover.

Stuffed shells made ahead in baking dish

Stuffed pasta shells truly are easy to make. The prep time is minimal and the oven does the rest. It’s sure to end up on your list of go-to dinners.

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Stuffed Shells Recipe

5 from 42 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
stuffed shells in casserole dish

Stuffed Shells filled with ricotta, parmesan, and melty mozzarella cheese. Stuffed Pasta Shells always disappear fast and reheat well.

Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $12-$16
Keyword: ricotta stuffed shells, stuffed pasta shells, stuffed shells
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Main Course
Calories: 435
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cook Pasta: Preheat oven to 375˚F. Cook shells in salted water according to pacakge instructions (stirring several times to keep the pasta from sticking to the pot), then drain and fill pot with cold water to stop the cooking process and keep shells from sticking to each other.

  2. Make Sauce: In a deep pan over medium-high heat, add 1 Tbsp olive oil and sauté chopped onion until softened and golden (3-5 min). Add minced garlic, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and 1/4 tsp oregano. Sauté another 1 minute stirring constantly until garlic is fragrant. Add 3 cups marinara and bring to a uniform boil then simmer for 2 minutes and pour the sauce into the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish.

  3. Cheese Filling: In a large bowl, add 15 oz ricotta cheese, 2 cups mozzarella, 1/3 cup parmesan, 1 egg, 1/4 cup parsley, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Stir until well combined.

  4. Stuff Shells: Use about 1/2 ice cream scoop or just until filled (do not overstuff). Place them in the casserole over the marinara sauce in a single layer. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese over the top.

  5. Bake: Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. The sauce should be bubbling at the edges. Remove foil and broil for 2-4 minutes to lightly brown the cheese. Remove from the oven and garnish with parsley to serve.

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Shells Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 1542mg67%
Potassium 639mg18%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 1414IU28%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 691mg69%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Diana
    September 25, 2021

    Love love you and your recipes!
    My crew loves meat sauce or meatballs. Could this be made with the Meat Balls on the side?
    I’m sure it can but wanted your input. 🤔

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    • Natasha
      September 25, 2021

      Hi Diana, yes this would be great with meatballs on the side since there is no meat in this recipe. That pairing would work well. I’ve made it with meatsauce underneath but the stuffed shells don’t sink into the sauce the same way which is why we prefer not to make it a meat sauce.

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  • Ronda Buckingham
    September 20, 2021

    Ohhh Natasha…I made this for dinner and I’m in LOVE! Hubby is a huge fan too. Do you suppose that I could freeze the cooked dish for another meal?Or do you think it would be mushy? Thanks so much…I’m becoming a better cook watching you 💕

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 20, 2021

      Hello Ronda, that is awesome feedback. Thank you for sharing! Yes, you can freeze and make this ahead but I haven’t tried freezing it after it has been cooked. To make ahead, Fully assemble roll-ups in a casserole dish (without baking), cover tightly with foil, and freeze for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen (covered with foil) at 375˚F for about 45 minutes.

      Reply

  • Amreen
    September 16, 2021

    Hi Natasha
    Is there any other pasta that I can use instead?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2021

      Hi Amreen! I bet this could work with other past! I haven’t tried a substitution myself. If you do, I’d love to know how you like that!

      Reply

  • Danielle
    September 12, 2021

    I recently made this for my family of picky eaters and they absolutely loved it. The only difference is we add lots of hamburger meat to it. Soo delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 13, 2021

      I’m happy to hear that it was a hit with your family, Danielle. Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  • Ann Marie Ward
    September 9, 2021

    It appears that the freezing instructions are for your Lasagna roll ups. Are they the same to freeze the cooked stuffed jumbo shells? Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 9, 2021

      Hi Ann Marie, yes, those are the same instructions cross posted. You can freeze and cook them the same.

      Reply

  • Krystal
    September 7, 2021

    I made this on the weekend when my parents came to visit. It was super convenient as I was able to prepare it the day before then just pop it in the oven! Oh, and the taste was amazing! We served it with a caesar salad and crusty bread. Definitely something I will be making again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 7, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Krystal!

      Reply

  • Rachel
    August 24, 2021

    Love this dish! What if I forget to cover it will the cooking time change?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 25, 2021

      Hi Rachel, you can still cover it if you just placed it into the oven. It will likely be a bit drier if not covered and may take longer to cook

      Reply

  • Goldie
    August 9, 2021

    This was delicious and had 2 meals out of it. (For two people) Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 9, 2021

      That’s so great! Thank you for your lovely comment, Goldie!

      Reply

  • Wendy Williams
    August 2, 2021

    Simple and delicious….a hit for sure

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2021

      I’m so glad this was a hit, Wendy!

      Reply

  • Kay
    July 28, 2021

    Made it for family gathering. It was a bomb! Everybody loved it. My husband looked at me and asked if I was Italian..lol

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 28, 2021

      LOL great job! Great to hear that your husband enjoyed this recipe. Hope you’ll both enjoy every recipe that you will try.

      Reply

  • Vitaliya
    July 26, 2021

    Natasha what can I substitute instead of the marinara sauce ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 26, 2021

      Hi Vitaliya, we love using our homemade marinara. I haven’t tried another substitute here. We’re you thinking like a white sauce?

      Reply

  • Robin Holtman
    July 1, 2021

    Our new favorite Italian recipe. I made along with your marinara sauce…. delicious.
    My question is what are freezing instructions? Do you cook pasta, add cheese mixture and sauce as if your cooking? Or is it uncooked pasta stuffed with cheese, not adding sauce. I’m not sure and want to taste as good as fresh!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 1, 2021

      Hi Robin, we have the freezing instructions listed in the recipe under the header make-ahead. “Freezing: Fully assemble roll-ups in a casserole dish (without baking), cover tightly with foil, and freeze up to 3 months. Bake from frozen (covered with foil) at 375˚F for about 45 minutes.” I hope this is helpful!

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      • Sheryl Anne Ross
        July 25, 2021

        Your recipe appears good-BUT TOO MANY ADDS SLOW DOWN MY COMPUTER!!!! i HOPE OTHERS READ THIS TOO!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          July 25, 2021

          Thank you for sharing your concerns and feedback. The only way we can continue providing free recipes is by having ads on our site. We find that most people would rather see the ads than pay to see the recipes. Ads don’t also slow down your computer, it might be hardware or computer-related. I appreciate your feedback and I hope you love every recipe you try.

          Reply

  • jodie
    June 27, 2021

    what about adding rotisserie chicken to the recipe? Just a thought.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 27, 2021

      Hi Jodie, I think that would work. Please share with us how it goes if you give that a try!

      Reply

  • Kelley Snyder
    June 24, 2021

    This is hands down the best recipe for stuffed shells I’ve ever used. Since discovering this a few months ago, it has become one of my most requested dishes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 24, 2021

      Thank you, Kelley. That is great feedback, we appreciate you sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Annette Abbott
    June 21, 2021

    I made these last week and they are amazing!!! Hubby and I loved them and had enough for 3 meals!!! Thank you for the wonderful recipes!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 21, 2021

      Wow! That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Annette! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Amber
    June 14, 2021

    What pasta shells did you use?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 14, 2021

      Hi Amber, I use these pasta shells available in my Amazon Affiliate Shop.

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      • Debbie
        August 5, 2021

        That’s double what I pay in grocery store !

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  • Sarah
    June 10, 2021

    This was excellent
    Would there be a way to incorporate spinach into the filling?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 10, 2021

      I bet that could work, Sarah! If you test that out I’d like to know how it goes

      Reply

  • Marilyn
    June 5, 2021

    Wondering if I could put together today and bake tomorrow?

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    • Natasha
      June 5, 2021

      Hi Marilyn, yes that would work as a make-ahead option. It also reheats well if you wanted to go that route.

      Reply

  • Justine
    June 2, 2021

    What heat do we put the noodles to? My noodles don’t have the instructions…which is weird. Also, in the video, you said bake the shells on high heat…what is high heat? Oh and by the way when I ask what is high heat, I don’t mean give an explanation, I just wanna know what heat you put the stove to, to make it high heat. Thanks so much! 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 3, 2021

      Hi Justine, we make sure to cook it in boiling water. Here are the instructions from our shells box – Bring 4-6 quarts of water to a boil, add salt to taste. Add pasta to boiling water. Boil uncovered for 9 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain. Since these will be baked they boil for 9 minutes.

      Reply

  • Kate
    June 1, 2021

    In the ricotta mixture for the stuffed shells what can you substitute fir the egg or is it ok to leave out ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 1, 2021

      Hi Kate, the recipe would still work if you leave out the egg and make it as eggless stuffed shells.

      Reply

  • Mark Fowler
    May 20, 2021

    Natasha – I made this recipe as is and OMG it is now my favorite pasta recipe! It was so delicious and the curly parsley adds such good flavor. It looks beautiful coming out of the oven after broiling and the whole family ate it up! I did have some leftover just now and wow is it delicious the next day! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your recipe and talents! Can’t wait to make more.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 20, 2021

      That’s so great Mark! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe!!

      Reply

  • Hazel Marie Giles
    May 10, 2021

    what can I substitute the ricotta cheese with, not cottage cheese. Don’t like either one thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 10, 2021

      The best substitute for ricotta is drained and mashed plain cottage cheese. I haven’t tried any other substitute to advise.

      Reply

  • Traci
    April 24, 2021

    Natasha,
    I love fresh basil with my pasta. Can I use it instead of parsley? I love your recipes😉

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 24, 2021

      Hi Traci, I haven’t tried it in this recipe, but I bet that could work!

      Reply

  • Karen
    April 16, 2021

    Getting ready to make this. Do I need to drain the ricotta before using?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 16, 2021

      Hi Karen, it usually depends on the brand but to eliminate the excess moisture, you may drain it.

      Reply

  • LeeAnne
    April 14, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I’ve made these stuffed shells twice, they are a favourite. What brand of ricotta cheese do you use. In the video your cheese looks more dense. My looks my chunky and watery.
    Thanks again
    Delicious 😋

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    • Natasha
      April 15, 2021

      Hi LeeAnne, Galbani is our go-to and favorite ricotta cheese brand.

      Reply

  • Jeannie
    April 11, 2021

    Made these tonight and enjoyed them!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 11, 2021

      Great to hear that, Jeannie! Thank you for your awesome review.

      Reply

  • lisa RANDALL
    April 4, 2021

    They came out perfect..not a parsely fan so substituted with 250g well strained frozen Spinach…awesome..

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 4, 2021

      That’s nice, Lisa. Thank you so much for your great comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Patti Veach
    April 3, 2021

    I am making the stuffed shells. If I make your marinara do I have to add the onion, garlic and other stuff that you add to the jar sauce? Need it for Easter tomorrow and I have the sauce made.

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    • Natasha
      April 3, 2021

      Hi Patti, if using homemade marinara, it already has those things in it, so you don’t have to add it twice.

      Reply

  • Kim Pitton
    April 1, 2021

    Hi Natasha! Just made this for supper tonight! Hubby is excited! We have enjoyed ever recipe of yours I have made! Hubby has even started asking if this is Natasha’s recipe? Like your part of the family! Thank you so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 1, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

      Reply

  • Jimmie
    March 30, 2021

    Made this tonight for the first time for dinner guests. It was Easy and Delicious! Love your Facebook videos!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 30, 2021

      Glad you loved it! Thank you for watching my videos, I appreciate it.

      Reply

      • Ashlynn S
        April 5, 2021

        This is a staple recipe for our family. Everyone loves this even my picky toddler. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us. I’m looking forward to trying something else 😊

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          April 5, 2021

          You’re welcome!! That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

          Reply

  • Mayra
    March 28, 2021

    thank you Natasha for your easy instructions. Delicious!!
    I will try manicotti next.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2021

      You’re welcome, Mayra. I hope you’ll love every recipe that you will try!

      Reply

  • Tina Benson
    March 28, 2021

    I’m having trouble finding jumbo shells. Will large ones work?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2021

      Hi Tina, I imagine that will work too. If you try that out, please share with us how it goes!

      Reply

  • Irene Guerin
    March 27, 2021

    Delicious recipe once again! Soooo good! Highly recommend. I made the recipe but since I had cooked too many shells I whipped up more filling and made another batch. No one will be complaining about these leftovers!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 27, 2021

      Aren’t they so great!! Just like you said, these reheat really well! I’m happy you enjoyed this!

      Reply

  • Ursula Kirschner
    March 25, 2021

    There are 21 Fat Grams, what is the serving size for those 21g

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2021

      Hi Ursula, the serving size is about 3 shells.

      Reply

  • Kelly Collins
    March 20, 2021

    This looks scrumptious, and I can’t wait to try it! I love all of your videos so much! I’m curious about what video editing software you use? Thanks so much for all of your recipes!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      March 20, 2021

      Hi Kelly, thank you! We use Final Cut Pro to edit all of our recipe videos.

      Reply

  • John
    March 4, 2021

    Another week, another star turn for a Natasha’s Kitchen meal! Tonight’s stuffed shells were awesome — everyone had second helpings — and it turned out exactly like the photos! Next up, next week: Chicken Florentine. Thanks, Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 5, 2021

      Wuhoo fantastic! I hope you’ll love every recipe that you will try from my website and videos.

      Reply

  • Karen
    March 4, 2021

    Do I need to drain the ricotta before using?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 4, 2021

      Hi Karen, it usually depends on the brand but to eliminate the excess moisture, you may drain it.

      Reply

  • Kelly
    March 2, 2021

    Do you think it would work to add some italian sausage to the stuffing?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2021

      Hi Kelly, I imagine that will work. I haven’t tried that yet but I think it’s worth experimenting with. Please share with us how it goes if you do an experiment.

      Reply

  • Lydia
    March 2, 2021

    Seriously could not fault it! My husband and I have been trying to incorporate more vegetarian meals to our diet and this one is here to stay! God bless you and your family

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2021

      Oops, I’m sure having this every now and then won’t hurt. God bless you and your family too!

      Reply

      • dj
        March 10, 2021

        Love watching U! I was already going to make ratouille stuffed shells so will make half your way and then add ratouille to it! Yummy in the tummy.

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 10, 2021

          Sounds great! Please let us know how it goes. I hope you love it!

          Reply

  • Sue
    March 1, 2021

    Could I make this dish the night before and keep it in the fridge to bake the next day?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2021

      Hi Sue, yes you can make this recipe ahead. You can check the Make-Ahead portion in the recipe for more info.

      Reply

    • Sue
      March 7, 2021

      Everyone in my entire family loved this recipe!! This is now a family favorite. Thanks so much for sharing.

      Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        March 8, 2021

        I’m very happy with your comments and feedback. Thank you so much for sharing, Sue!

        Reply

  • Shawnae
    February 25, 2021

    Oh. My. Goodness!! The Stuffed Shells is the bomb! The dish was very easy to make, and my kitchen smelled heavenly while baking. I served the Stuffed Shells with some cheesy garlic bread and a salad. I will be making this dish again since I am now making vegetarian dinners to save some money. Thank you so much for sharing Miss Natasha!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 25, 2021

      Sounds perfect! I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for your awesome feedback, Shawnae.

      Reply

  • Lidiya Denishchich
    February 19, 2021

    Just threw this into the oven and I’m sure it’ll turn out delicious (as always!) I noticed that in the printable version of the recipe it says 375 degrees for the oven temp but in the recipe above it, it says to preheat to 350.. I’m sure it doesn’t make much of a difference but just wanted to let you know 😁

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    • Natasha
      February 22, 2021

      Hi Lidiya, thank you for letting me know. I fixed the typo and 375 is correct. Thank you again!

      Reply

  • Monica Garcia
    February 19, 2021

    This sounds so good! I have two big boys at home and I’d like to make these a little more filling. Could I add cooked chicken and cooked broccoli to the ricotta filling? Would I need to add or take away any of the cheeses? Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. When I’m stumped for something to make for dinner, I head straight to your website!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 19, 2021

      Hi Monica, I think that would work. Please share with us how it goes if you give that a try

      Reply

  • Stephanie Bougdanos
    February 14, 2021

    I made this tonight for Valentine’s Day dinner at home ❤️😋
    So easy and yummy. Natasha, thank you again for another great recipe! I posted my picture on your Facebook comments of this recipe!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2021

      Thanks for your great review and for sharing a photo too. I’ll definitely check that out, Stephanie!

      Reply

  • Mary
    February 14, 2021

    Hi Natasha.
    My husband and I made the Stuffed Shells and they turned out wonderful great flavor.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2021

      Hi Mary, great to hear that you both enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Corinne
    February 11, 2021

    I’m making this tonight! So excited!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 11, 2021

      Exciting! Please share with us how it goes, Corinne.

      Reply

      • Corinne
        March 5, 2021

        They were so good! I love how customizable they are as well. Thank you, Natasha!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          March 5, 2021

          Isn’t it great! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Corinne!

          Reply

  • Alia
    February 10, 2021

    What can you substitute parsley for?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 10, 2021

      Hi Alia, you can try tarragon or basil if you like those better

      Reply

  • Ebony
    February 5, 2021

    My family and kids loved this! It will be a staple in my household. Im glad that doesn’t have meat but taste so good! Thank you Natasha! ❤️👍🏽😁

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 6, 2021

      That is the best when kids love what we parents make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Renee Redding
    February 5, 2021

    I made this for dinner last week. It was delicious and easy to make. I will definitely make it again. I really love your recipes they are easy to make and I love the videos.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 5, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

      Reply

  • Mona
    February 5, 2021

    I made this recipe and it is amazing. Except my question is you used 12 jumbo shells. Did you use up all the ricotta cheese mix and the marinara sauce??? My dish fit about 8/9 shells, and I still had so much cheese mix and so much sauce. When I baked my dish the taste was good and I felt the sauce was too much. The left over cheese mix I made another dish with 9 shells, and used sauce and froze it. I still have cheese mixture and still have enough sauce ! I used exactly the same amount ingredients in the list.

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    • Natasha
      February 6, 2021

      Hi Mona, I did use 20 jumbo shells and it was a 13×9 casserole dish. A smaller dish would fit less and it is enough sauce to fill 20 jumbo shells. There should not be any extra after filling 20 of them.

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      • Mona Abbas
        February 7, 2021

        Thank you!! Now I realized my mistake, you have 20 shells listed I somehow read it 12 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Sorry!!! But it sure is a good dish! I have one frozen for another time

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  • Jenifer Skiba
    February 4, 2021

    Hi Natasha!! I made this for dinner the other night and to say that my family loved it is an understatement!!! They couldn’t stop raving about it! It’s been a few days and all of us are still talking about it. I’m sure that I will be making it for dinner again very soon!! Thanks so much!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 5, 2021

      Very nice! So good to know that you and your family enjoyed this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  • Belle
    February 1, 2021

    I cooked this recipe yesterday for Sunday supper. My family really enjoyed the meal.
    I servered with the shells a salad and garlic bread. In the future, I will add more sauce. I really enjoy watching your videos..

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 1, 2021

      Very nice, Belle. Thanks for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Robyn
    January 29, 2021

    Serves 6 people but makes 20? 😂 lol who gets the other 2?

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    • Natasha
      January 29, 2021

      The lucky ones. ha ha!! I figured if I can fit 2 more in the casserole dish, why not?

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  • Heather
    January 29, 2021

    Came back to write a comment after making last night for dinner. This was the best cheesy pasta dish I’ve ever had – at home, or in a restaurant! Better than my favorite lasagna or manicotti. Thank you sincerely for this recipe! Even my picky daughter said “Mom this is so good. You should make this more.”
    It is currently 5:00 am and I am up for work. I couldn’t resist two more warmed up for breakfast. I seriously dreamed of these little babies! You are amazing Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 29, 2021

      That’s an awesome feedback, Heather. Thank you for sharing your great comments with us, we appreciate it!

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  • Deanne pucko
    January 28, 2021

    I love your recipes!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 28, 2021

      Great to hear that!

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  • Randy
    January 28, 2021

    My wife is really into broccoli lately. Would it be possible to use broccoli instead of the parsley?

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    • Natasha
      January 28, 2021

      Hi Randy, it will probably be easy to overstuff the shells by adding broccoli since it has more bulk, but I have had a reader report sneaking in veggies into stuffed shells for their kids to eat them.

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  • Peggy Marshall
    January 28, 2021

    Love your recipes! So easy to follow- things I like to cook and eat!

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  • Evie Morningdew
    January 28, 2021

    Absolutely delicious

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  • April
    January 26, 2021

    Making tonight and I can’t wait! Think I’ll add ground beef to the sauce to make my meat eater hubs happy!

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  • Rosemary
    January 25, 2021

    Delicious, the family loved this recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

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  • Debbie
    January 24, 2021

    It’s in the oven now. Can’t wait to taste it.
    In making this comment I’m not going to get hundreds of commercial emails am I? Lol I have 24oo emails as of now.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 25, 2021

      Definitely not. I hope you love the recipe!

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  • SHARYN
    January 24, 2021

    looks great. you should use Italian parsley to be somewhat authentic

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 24, 2021

      Thank you, Sharyn. I imagine that should work too!

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  • Elisheva
    January 24, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    Thank you for your wonderful and delicious recipes! All I can say is YUMMY!! I’ve made so many of them and they are delicious.

    btw, you seem to think that you need to be smiling and happy and funny in every video. But you can relax and be yourself. You are wonderful as is!
    Can’t wait to make this recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 24, 2021

      Thanks for your good feedback and suggestion. I appreciate it!

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  • Summer
    January 23, 2021

    Can you please share the link to the parmesan cheese grater? I couldnt find in the shop. Thanks!

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  • Lorna Klotz
    January 23, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    A question….instead of these being filled with cheese, could I use a ground beef mixture for about half of them for a variation of this meal to make it a one dish meal?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 23, 2021

      Hi Lorna, this recipe is pretty versatile, it’s hard to say with an experiment, but if you do test that out, I would love to know how you like that.

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    • sharon s
      January 25, 2021

      I have added hot or sweet sausage to the cheese mixture and even ground beef. I also have made them with a hearty meat sauce on the bottom of the shell and top with cheese layer, both with good results.

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  • Dorothy M
    January 23, 2021

    I’m going to try cooked chicken in this as well. Thanks for all recipes. You and hubby are a super team.

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  • Joseph
    January 23, 2021

    photo looks better than all other posts. very nice recipe should say flat leaf parsley rub dry herbs in palms add with onion to create release of more herb oils really Nice Job Natasha “Good Eating” Joseph , really love the job you do. !!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 23, 2021

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes, Joseph! Thank you for that thoughtful review.

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    • Sandi Hesse
      January 24, 2021

      JOSEPH, I have been rubbing my herbs in the palm of my hands for over 55 yrs to release flavor & oils. My home exc teacher taught us that when I was in the 8th grade. Glad to see a guy does this

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  • Linda
    January 23, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    Love your recipes! Question on the sauce in this one… if you use your homemade marinara, do you still add another 1/2 onion and 3 cloves garlic to that? Or is that only if using a plain store bought one? Can’t wait to try this! Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 24, 2021

      Thank you, Linda! I used homemade marinara sauce too in the recipe and still used onion and garlic to the recipe.

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      • Linda
        February 7, 2021

        Hi Natasha, made this last night and my family loved it! My son thanked me for making such a delicious meal! I will definitely be making this again. Thank you!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 7, 2021

          I’m so happy to hear that, Linda. I hope you and your family will love every recipe that you will try!

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  • Aman
    January 23, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    This looks fantastic. I’ve always had great success with your recipes so I’m excited for this one as well. For the cheese filling, would it be possible to leave out the egg or replace it with something else? One member of our family cannot have eggs.

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    • Natasha
      January 23, 2021

      Hi Aman, the recipe would still work if you leave out the egg and make it as eggless stuffed shells.

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  • Joanna
    January 22, 2021

    Hi Natasha, i want to try this one but i dont have oven. Can i use turbo boiler or microwave for this? And how many minutes to bake it. It’s really mouthwatering when i watch this so yummy 🤤

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 23, 2021

      Hi Joanna, I haven’t tried either of these with this recipe. I think the oven is best for a recipe like this.

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  • Sim Davidson
    January 22, 2021

    Can a pound of ground beef be added to the marinara?

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    • Natasha
      January 22, 2021

      Hi Sim, yes, you can sautee 1/2 lb of ground beef with the onion. Also, push the shells down into the sauce afterward. The shells go in easier without the meat in the sauce, but both taste great. Can you tell I’ve experimented with a meat sauce? I hope you love the recipe!

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    • Joseph
      January 23, 2021

      if ya add meat it aint Marinara just make meat balls

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  • Subheya Idrees
    January 22, 2021

    Your recipes is so yummy thanks for that

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  • Salma
    January 22, 2021

    I saw someone requested in YouTube for Orange bundt cake recipe also I want to see this recipe from you

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    • Natasha
      January 22, 2021

      Hi Salma, I don’t have one yet but thank you for the reminder.

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  • KELLY Dagastino
    January 22, 2021

    This has always been one of my favorite recipes, thank you so much! I am definitely making this again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

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  • Natalie
    January 22, 2021

    This is a very family-friendly recipe!! They are filled with everything we like. My kids love how cheesy they are!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • Toni
    January 22, 2021

    It was a really huge hit for our dinner last night! Can’t wait to make it again!

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    • Natasha
      January 22, 2021

      Hi Toni, I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review.

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