Italian Stuffed Shells Recipe


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 Macaroni shells24 , cooked and drained (Jumbo Ones)
 Lean ground beef1 Pound
 Chopped onion2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), chopped
 Boiling water2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Tomato paste12 Ounce (1 Can)
 Instant beef bouillon/3 beef bouillon cubes1 Tablespoon
 Oregano leaves1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cottage cheese16 Ounce (1 Container)
 Shredded mozzarella cheese8 Ounce (2 Cup)
 Grated parmesan cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)


In large skillet, brown beef, onion and garlic; pour off fat.
Stir in water, tomato paste, bouillon and oregano; simmer 30 minutes.
In medium bowl, combine cottage cheese, 1 cup Mozzarella, grated Parmesan and egg; mix well.
Stuff shells with cheese mixture; arrange in individual ramekins or 13x9-inch baking dish.
Pour sauce over shells; cover.
Bake in preheated 350°F oven 30 minutes.
Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup Mozzarella.
Bake 3 minutes longer.
Refrigerate leftovers.