Homemade Stuffed Shells #Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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  • 3 lbs ground beef
  • 1 box jumbo shells
  • 4 oz shredded mozzarella
  • 24 oz sauce
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp onion powder (can be more or less depending on your taste)
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder (can be more or less depending on your taste)


Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a large baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Boil the shells according to the instruction on the package.
Brown ground beef.
While browning ground beef, soften cream cheese in microwave.
Remove ground beef from flame and drain fat.
In large mixing bowl combine ground beef, softened cream cheese, mozzarella and spices.

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Remove shells from water, then drain and rinse.
You’re now going to fill the shells one at a time, holdng a shell in one hand and using the other hand to fill.

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Using a tablespoon, spoon mixture into shells.

valmgs Stuffed Shells Recipe

Place the stuffed shells onto the baking pan. I lay mine down right next to each other so that they sort of hold each other up. Also this way I only have to cook one batch.

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Pour some sauce across the lines of shells. There’s no need to smother them, unless you really want to.
Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella over the shells.

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Bake for about 15 minutes, until cheese is starting to melt.

Homemade Stuffed Shells recipe

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patricia Marsden December 10, 2012 - 1:57 pm

I might really get into these.

Gianna December 16, 2012 - 3:32 pm

Looks delicious!

Brandy @ MVL January 11, 2013 - 11:25 am

Oh gosh, my kids and I would love this!

valmg January 11, 2013 - 10:29 pm

It’s soooo yummy! My hubby says it’s one of the best things I’ve ever made.

Sara August 26, 2013 - 9:36 pm

It does not specify the amount of garlic powder or onion powder. I am not a cook and this is my first attempt at anything so I don’t know how much to judge. Any suggestions?

valmg August 29, 2013 - 3:25 pm

@ Sara – Sorry I missed that. I’d suggest trying 1 tbsp each, and adjusting accordingly the next time you make it.

Linda January 18, 2014 - 6:12 pm

I used all the sauce. It was smothered. I think the next time I will use kraft flavoured cream cheese. (Herb&garlic). This is so simple. Will definitely do again.

valmg January 20, 2014 - 9:43 am

So glad you enjoyed it! The herb & garlic cream cheese is a great idea, let me know how it turns out!


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