This is one of my families all-time favorite dinners. Although it does take a bit of prep-work, it’s ALWAYS a crowd pleaser! I’ve served this at family reunions and for dinner guests and am always asked for the recipe. AND, these heat up wonderfully as a left-over the next day!
- 20 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
- 1 pound ground beef (it’s also great to sub half with italian sausage)
- Any Pasta Sauce (I use chunky or a six cheese)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 8-oz container chive and onion cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups shredded italian cheese
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on package.
- In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cooked; drain.
- Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
- Make Pasta Sauce. Add water to sauce. Pour 1 cup of pasta sauce mixture in bottom of ungreased 13×9 baking dish.
- In large bowl, mix cheese spread, 1 cup Italian cheese, parmesan cheese, egg and cooked ground beef.
- Spoon heaping tablespoons mixture into each shell.
- Arrange stuffed shells over sauce in baking dish.
- Pour remaining sauce over top, covering shells completely.
- Cover with foil and cook 40-45 minutes or until bubbly and cheese filling is set.
- Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake 10 more minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve!