Fabuless Freezer Cooking: Four Cheese Stuffed Shells

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Ingredients

1 Family

12 jumbo pasta shells
1 15 oz. container low fat ricotta cheese
1 c. shredded provolone cheese
¼ c. grated Parmesan
1 egg
¼ c. chopped fresh parsley
1 t. dried basil leaves
¼ t. minced dried garlic
Dash of salt and pepper
1 ½ c. spaghetti sauce, divided
½ c. shredded mozzarella cheese

6 Families

72 jumbo shells
6 15 oz. containers low fat ricotta cheese
6 c. shredded provolone
1 1/2 c. grated parmesan
6 eggs
11/2 c. chopped fresh parsley
6 t. dried basil leaves
1 ½ tsp. minced dried garlic
Salt and pepper
9 c. sauce, divided
3 c. shredded mozzarella

To Freeze

Cook shells and set aside.  Combine ricotta cheese, provolone cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, basil, garlic, salt and pepper in bowl.  Stir until well mixed.  Fill shells with cheese mixture and then place in freezer bag for storage.  Put sauce and cheese each in their own separate freezer bags to store.

To Prepare

Thaw filled shells, sauce, and shredded mozzarella cheese.  Spread ½ c. sauce on bottom of 8” square baking pan and place shells inside.  Spread remaining sauce over shells.

Bake, covered, for 30 min.  Uncover and continue baking 15-20 min. until sauce bubbles.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with mozzarella.  Return to oven 1-2 min. until mozzarella is melted.

Comments & Reviews

  • Beth

    I made these tonight and they were DELICIOUS! The recipe doesn’t specify what oven temp. to use; but I had it set at 350, used the suggested cooking time and they turned out perfectly :). Love this site and all the great recipes!!!

  • Becky Howell

    Could you prepare this assembled with sauce and cheese before freezing?

  • Jena

    What temp of the oven do you cook them at? I used 350 as an estimate

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