Pizza Stuffed Shells

Sunday, August 11, 2019
LaTarsha Towers
Monday Madness Dinner Idea!

Pizza Stuffed Shells

These pizza stuffed shells are pasta shells filled with three kinds of cheese and pepperoni, then baked to perfection in tomato sauce.

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes

Total Time 45 minutes

Servings

Calories 604

Author Sara Welch

A bowl of ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, mini pepperoni and Italian seasoning.

INGREDIENTS

  • 24 jumbo pasta shells cooked according to package directions
  • 5 ounces mini pepperoni divided use
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 12 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese divided use
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups pizza sauce or marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • cooking spray
Pizza stuffed shells with a serving spoon.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9" x 13" baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Spread the pizza sauce in an even layer in the bottom of the pan.
  • Place 1/2 the pepperoni, the ricotta cheese, 1/2 the mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and Parmesan cheese in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Fill each shell with the ricotta mixture and place in the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and pepperoni over the top of the shells.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

NOTES

Make ahead instructions. Fill the shells and place in the pan on top of the layer of pizza sauce. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and pepperoni. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until pasta is heated through and cheese is melted.

NUTRITION

Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 691mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1445IU | Vitamin C: 10.5mg | Calcium: 576mg | Iron: 3mg

Source: https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/pizza-stuffed-shells/

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