Reader Interactions


  1. I love stuffed shells. All the flavors of lasagna in a little single shell. All the cheese has to help cover up the pasta taste for your hubby!

  2. We love stuffed shells, but I've never made them – ever! So I made this to your recipe and hubby went nuts for it! Thank you!!

  3. I LOVE stuffed shells. My boyfriend is the same way – he doesn't like spaghetti or any types of pasta like that, but you incorporate tons of cheese and he is game!
    haha, thanks for sharing!

  4. This looks great! I'm new to your blog from Pinterest (Oreo Poke Cake – am baking the yellow cake mix/chocolate pudding version right now and will put some Heath bits on top with maybe some Vanilla flavored Cool Whip just 'cuz). 🙂 Anyway, I think I'm going to make this up today, put it in a pan in the fridge and bake it tomorrow night or freeze it for later this week! YUM!

  5. Mmm I love stuffed shells like this. You should try taco stuffed shells. You just make taco meat and put cream cheese in it and top it with salsa and shredded cheese, if you like that kind of stuff. It is great!<3

  6. I love your blog! I am visual so your picture of ingredients are sweet! Thank you for taking the time to do that to help people like me!

  7. Made this tonight- we LOVED it!
    Made it all up and stuck it in the fridge while we went to the gym. Threw it in the oven while I showered after getting back- worked out perfectly! Thanks for a DELICIOUS recipe!

  8. I am making this tonight for company, don't know if I will need to double it. I will also make the Lazy cookie bars for dessert with ice cream. I made the Ambrosia with my grandaughter (9) last night she is starting to want to help cook in the kitchen. I go to this site all the time the recipes– have simple ingredients that you can have on hand. Thanks for all the recipes!

    • Hi Kim! Thank you so very much. That really means so much to hear! Love hearing about kids in the kitchen!! This recipe comfortably serves 4 adults (assuming they eat 3 shells a piece). Hope that helps!

  9. You know, I have made many – many stuffed shell recipes, and this is the first with cottage cheese. I know Italians will tell you only Ricotta but let me tell you – the cottage cheese adds moisture and is better than any ricotta recipe I have tried. This is the ONLY way I will make it now! I've gone all out before with recipes taking an hour to prepare. This one, took only 15 minutes of prep time, and is THE single best recipe for stuffed shells I've made. Thank you for sharing!!!

  10. I thought the cottage cheese was a strange ingredient too but OMG, I was SO wrong. Like the other reader said – this is the ONLY way I will make it now!! Your recipes are awesome…love this site. Thanks!

  11. Does anyone know how many people this will serve? My husband is in the fire department here in our town, and I am scheduled to cook dinner for them this Wednesday. I would like to make this, I'm just wondering if I need to double or triple this recipe. Thank you for any input!

  12. Hi brandie!
    I am fairly new to this website but this is what I've made so far. I've made the maple glaze carrots, stuffed shells, and baked penne. All of these recipes were great. I am positive that this will be good because the other items I have made from your website has been good. Thank you so much for the ideas. 🙂

  13. I love your website and recipes! I made the stuffed shells the other night and they were delicious and very easy to make. I am going to make the Strawberry Shortcake Cake soon as it is a family favorite. Everything I make of yours is delicious. And YES, I am a REAL Italian and I used cottage cheese instead of ricotta and I have to be honest and say I think the cottage cheese was much better. Sorry Mama! 😉

  14. I would give this ten stars if I could!! So great!! We made this with half ricotta and cottage cheese in the filling and it was good. I was unsure of the bouillon in the sauce but my son came and tasted it then announced it was amazing!! We all loved this! We used a box of Kroger shells, filled a 9×13 pan with stuffed shells and did have some shells leftover. This is probably my favorite so far. We had this with salad and bread and had leftovers with my family of six.

    • You are so sweet Ann! I sure do appreciate you taking the time to come back and let me (and others) know what you thought about it. It’s definitely one of my favorite recipes on the blog too! Hope you enjoy any other recipes you might try!

  15. Since there is only me – I will be freezing 3/4 of this dish, after its cooked in freezer bags, to reheat later. Oh – and I made two changes. Changed the Bullion cubes to 3 tablespoons of Better than Bouillon Beef Base as it has no MSG in it and will not put me in the hospital. Also had Ricotta cheese on hand and used that in place of the cottage cheese – which worked fine. I also used Prego Spaghetti sauce. Thanks for posting. This is a keeper. and I can’t wait to try it and of course serve with a green salad and garlic bread – Yum!!

  16. Ran across this recipe today, my family loves pasta dishes and I do not so I had to give this a try!
    I must say it’s Delicious and for me it is the sauce that got me! I love cheese but the sauce is just really good, I made it exactly as your recipe even with cottage cheese which I have Never used in any dishes it’s really good GREAT JOB!

    • Hi April! Woo hoo! I know folks sometimes sneer at cottage cheese instead of ricotta but I personally just think it makes pasta dishes SO much creamier (especially in lasagna!) Thanks for letting me know how it turned out for you!

  17. Wow, I made this for my brother & his wife while they were in the hospital with their baby. My husband heard their rave reviews, so batch #2 is in the oven right now! Thank you…excellent, easy recipe

  18. Most excellent! I hate when individuals mess around with a recipe, but I fudged a little. Made double the recipe and used Italian sweet sausage (1lb.) and hamburger (1lb) Also added a couple Tbsp of Italian seasoning.. Handing out dishes to two neighbors and, boy, am I going to be the popular kid on the block! Thank you sooo much.

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