Meat and Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

So, here is a recipe that got a lot of approval from my boyfriend’s family the other night. Pasta is one of my favorite types of food. I took some short cuts and just bought the sauces instead of making them. I’m using college finals as an excuse for my corner cutting!

I hope your family enjoys this easy quick meal as much as mine has!

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Ingredients

  • A box of large pasta shells
  • 3/4 of a  Pound of Beef
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning
  • A 16 ounce package of Ricotta Cheese ( I prefer whole milk)
  • A  1/3 of a package of defrosted shredded spinach
  • (Optional) experiment with more veggies! Dice some tomato and throw it in there. Or Mushroom!
  • 1/2 cup of Shredded Mozzarella
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 jar of Beef marinara sauce
  • 1/2 jar of pre-made Alfredo sauce

Follow the directions on the box of Pasta Shells for cooking. Preheat Oven for 350 degrees.

How to make the stuffing

  1. Cook the beef thoroughly on the stove.
  2. After cooked, drain and allow to sit under water for a couple seconds to cool.
  3. Mix the Ricotta Cheese and Italian Seasoning in a bowl.
  4. Add the Shredded Spinach and mix.
  5. Add the veggies (the more veggie variety the less you need of each)
  6. Add the beef  to the mixture and the Parmesan Cheese.

How to make the Sauce

  1. The half of the two sauces together. I like to add some salt, a little powdered garlic, and ground pepper.

After draining the Shells, allow to cool under the facet.

Stuff the shells with the mixture and place into a large, greased, casserole dish.

After stuffing the shells, pour the sauce mixture over the shells. Make more sauce as needed.

Cover with the Shredded Mozzarella. Cook in oven for 20 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly.

I hope you enjoy! Feedback is welcome! Check out my other recipes and if you like them, follow my page!

 

 

 

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Shrimp and Crab Cream Sauce

 

yum!

I love Italian food, especially fatty Italian food. I have been messing around with cream sauces for the past couple years. I found this recipe to be my favorite.

Ingredients 

  • 1 clove of garlic (chopped)
  • 1 TBSP of Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP of butter
  • 2 cups of whipping cream
  • 1 lb of crab leg meat (cooked and I suggest real crab meat)
  • Cooked Shrimp (however much you want)
  • 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 a cup of Parmesan Cheese
  • (I like mushrooms in it as well) 1/2 Sliced mushroom

Process

  1. Put the Olive Oil and butter into a Sauce Pan over Med. heat.
  2. Wait for the butter to turn to liquid and add the chopped garlic.
  3. Let the Garlic brown lightly, add mushroom until cooked and add the whipping cream.
  4. Once the whipping cream comes to a light boil start adding the shredded mozzarella little by little until it is mixed in. You need it to be at high heat to get it to mix.
  5. Then add the Parmesan Cheese.
  6. Lastly, add the crab meat and shrimp.

 

Mix the sauce with any type of pasta. I like linguine or angel haired pasta. Add more cheese on top! It is most definitely my favorite recipe!!

 

Ranch and cheese breaded Tilapia

This is just a quick post of one of my favorite recipes.
I love fish, but without mixing it up every now and then it can get boring! So here is my favorite Tilapia recipe.

Put about a half a cup of panko bread crumbs in a mixing bowl.
A half a cup of sharp cheddar cheese.
And mix in ranch until you get a clumpy constancy.
Cover the top of two fillets of prepared Tilapia.
Warm the oven to 425F, and cook from 13 to 15 minutes depending on if they fillets are frozen.

Enjoy!!