Stuffed Shells with Cheese

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Stuffed Shells with Cheese

Make and freeze these Stuffed Shells with Cheese and sit down to a most flavorful Italian dinner any night of the week

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Bake:   400 degrees     Time:    35-40 minutes


1 1/2 boxes Jumbo pasta Shells (use Rice Jumbo Shells for Gluten Free)
2 pounds Ricotta cheese
1 pound Mozarella cheese shredded
1 cup Pecorino/Romano cheese grated
3 eggs
1/2 parsley freshly chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon ground
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg freshly ground


1.  Combine Ricotta cheese and next eight ingredients into a large bowl and stir thoroughly and refrigerate
2.  Cook shells in boiling salted water with one tablespoon oil for 5-6 minutes
3.  Take out cooked shells with a hand strainer into a colander and run under cold water draining well
4.  Stuff each shell with about one tablespoon of cheese filling and put on oil-sprayed cookie sheets
5.  Freeze several hours until very hard, then place in airtight freezer bags or container
6.  When ready to cook, place frozen shells in a baking pan and cover well with tomato sauce
7.  Cover pan with foil and bake in pre-heated 400 degree oven for 35-40 minutes
8.  Let stand covered 10-15 minutes before serving

*  You can use a firm Tofu in place of Ricotta cheese, being sure to mash tofu with a fork or potato masher


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