This Stuffed Shells recipe features pasta shells filled with a mixture of ground beef, mushrooms and cheeses that's baked to perfection in a garlic pasta sauce.
Prep Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Italian Sausage Seasoning Ingredients – ▢1 tbsp. - parsley – ▢1 tbsp. - Italian seasoning – ▢½ tbsp. - minced garlic – ▢½ tbsp. - minced onions – ▢1 tbsp. - sea salt – ▢½ tsp. - black pepper – ▢1 tsp. - red pepper flakes – ▢½ tsp. – fennel – ▢½ tsp. - paprika Stuffed Shells Stuffing Ingredients – ▢2 lbs. – ground beef – ▢24 oz. – fresh mushrooms – ▢1 lb. – mozzarella cheese – ▢1 lb. – cheddar cheese – ▢4 oz. – parmesan cheese – ▢½ - roasted garlic pasta sauce – ▢3 oz. – tomato paste – ▢2 cups – cottage cheese – ▢1 – yellow bell pepper – ▢1 large - egg – ▢60 large – pasta shells
Peel the mushrooms, rinse them, and cut into small pieces. Sauté the mushrooms on high heat for about 5 minutes until the water evaporates. Reduce the heat to medium and sauté for a few more minutes. Set aside to cool.
In a large frying pan, heat olive oil and add ground beef. Sauté on high heat until it releases water, then reduce to medium heat. Add mixed seasonings and sauté for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add roasted garlic pasta sauce and tomato sauce. Sauté for 3 more minutes. Set aside to cool.
Stuff each large shell with about ⅓ cup of filling using a spoon. Place the stuffed shells in an oven-safe baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 F for 40 minutes. Remove the foil, sprinkle the reserved cheese on top, and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes until the cheese melts and turns golden.