This baked stuffed shells recipe is a comfort food classic that combines ground beef, marinara sauce, and three types of cheese. The ultimate stuffed shells, perfectly browned and beyond delicious.
If ground beef is not part of your weekly diet plan, try using Italian sausage, ground chicken, or turkey instead. Chicken is the perfect alternative to use with pasta recipes.
Since this recipe involves three different kinds of cheese, it is possible to change them for similar variants like whipped cottage cheese instead of ricotta cheese or cheddar instead of parmesan cheese.
If you are vegetarian, try my Jumbo Stuffed Shells with mushrooms and smoked gouda sauce. I always tend to go with mushrooms when I am cooking meatless—they are so flavorful, and I love their texture.
Swap the marinara sauce for alfredo if you want something more creamy to go with the ricotta filling.