Crock-Pot 4 Cheese Stuffed Shells #Recipe And #Crockstars Contest Info

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Crockpot Stuffed Shells recipe

My family loves my stuffed shells. The things about stuffed shells is that the house gets so darned hot when you turn on the oven to make them. So as is the case with many other comfort foods like lasagna, I make less of them during the hot summer months. Well that has all changed. Crock-Pot has just come out with a rectangular casserole Crock-Pot. And it is awesome! I decided the first thing I made in it should be comfort food that we wouldn’t otherwise eat for a few more weeks at least. Stuffed shells coming right up!

Inspired by Crock-Pot’s annual Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star Contest, which kicks off next week, I switched up my recipe a little and made 4 Cheese Stuffed Shells. Take a look.

The contest kicks off on October 1. To enter just visit anytime between October 1-31 and submit your entry.

And for those of you in the mood to try this dish, here’s the full recipe.


  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarrella cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • 1x box jumbo stuffed shells
  • 1x 29 oz jar tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder


Crock-Pot 4 Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe

In a large bowl combine the ricotta cheese, the two shredded cheeses and the seasonings.

Place a thin layer of sauce in the Crock-Pot.

Crock-Pot 4 Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe

Stuff the dry shells with the mixture.

Crock-Pot 4 Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe

Place shells on top of the thin layer of sauce.

Pour the remainder of the sauce over the shells. Note – your shells don’t need to be drowning in the sauce. BUT if they aren’t wet enough the shells will be more al dente, whereas if they’re very wet they’ll be more tender the way I prefer them.

Sprinkle the smaller portion of cheese over the shells.

Crock-Pot 4 Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe

Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.

Crock-Pot 4 Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe

Serve immediately with salt and pepper to taste.

Do you have a favorite pasta recipe for the crockpot? What is it?


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Nina Say September 26, 2014 - 6:53 pm

Ricotta cheese is my favorite, I could eat it all by itself…but I think having it within a meal is more appropriate, so this is pinned for the future.

Thank you!

valmg October 12, 2014 - 8:26 am

Nina – I always buy a larger container of ricota then I need for exactly that reason.

Shop with Me Mama (Kim) September 26, 2014 - 10:13 pm

I LOVE anything that has to do with pasta! This looks and sounds really good!

Liz Mays September 27, 2014 - 12:58 am

I’ve always done it in the oven, but this set it and forget it method works for me!

Crystal September 27, 2014 - 3:30 am

I’ve made a chili recipe with past in it, but I can’t think of any other pasta dish I’ve made in a crockpot. I think I need to try it. WIth school and sports in full swing, easy crockpot meals are appreciated.

patricia Marsden September 27, 2014 - 8:45 am

Boiled pasta all my life so am suspicious that it will turn too mushy.

Kimberly Grabinski September 27, 2014 - 12:26 pm

I had no idea you could do these in the crock pot, WOW!

valmg October 12, 2014 - 8:25 am

Kim – You can make almost anything in the crockpot!

HilLesha September 27, 2014 - 1:50 pm

My goodness, what a delicious recipe!

Angela S September 27, 2014 - 2:13 pm

I am always looking for more slow cooker recipes. I wouldn’t have thought to do shells. Sounds delish!

Nolie September 27, 2014 - 11:13 pm

I am totally drolling over here. Pasta and cheese my 2 favourite things.

Emily September 28, 2014 - 12:14 am

This was one of the first meals I made for my husband!

Jennifer H September 28, 2014 - 8:40 am

What an easy dinner solution!

Arena September 28, 2014 - 10:25 pm

This looks so yummy!

Michelle September 28, 2014 - 10:35 pm

I LOVE stuffed shells!

Mellisa September 29, 2014 - 7:18 am

you have some of the best recipes! This one looks delicious.


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