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Cream Cheese Stuffed Shells

These Cream Cheese Stuffed Shells have jumbo pasta filled with a creamy, cheesy mixture with chives or green onions, topped with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella and garnished with fresh parsley.

This small batch recipe makes a great side dish or meatless main dish for lunch or dinner for two.

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Stuffed Shells with Cream Cheese and a side of bread sticks.
Stuffed Shells with Cream Cheese

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How to make Stuffed Shells with Cream Cheese:

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Bring a 3 quart sauce pan to a boil. Add the shells and a pinch of salt and cook until al dente about 14 – 15 minutes.

jumbo shell pasta boiling in a pan.

Pour 1/4 cup of the spaghetti sauce into the bottom of an 18.6 ounce oven safe baking dish.

spaghetti sauce in a casserole dish.

In a medium bowl, stir together the softened cream cheese, sour cream, and chives or green onions.  Set aside.

cream cheese mixed with green onions in a bowl.

When the noodles are done, drain and rinse with cold water until cool enough to handle.

Scoop the cream cheese mixture into each of the shells.

Place the stuffed pasta shells on top of the pasta sauce in the casserole dish.

jumbo stuffed shells and spaghetti sauce in a casserole dish.

Pour the rest of the spaghetti sauce over the shells.

shells with cheese and spaghetti sauce in a casserole dish.

Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.

mozzarella cheese sprinkled over the pasta and sauce.

Bake in oven until the mozzarella cheese is melted, about 25 minutes.

Garnish with the parsley if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Cream Cheese Stuffed Shells and a side of bread sticks.
Cream Cheese Stuffed Shells

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Cream Cheese Stuffed Shells and a side of bread sticks.
Yield: Serves 2

Cream Cheese Stuffed Shells

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

These Cream Cheese Stuffed Shells have jumbo pasta shells stuffed with cream cheese, sour cream, and chives or green onions, topped with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese and garnished with fresh parsley.

Ingredients

  • 8 large pasta shells, uncooked
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons dried chives (or 2 chopped green onions)
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Bring a 3 quart sauce pan to a boil. Add the shells and a pinch of salt and cook until al dente about 14 - 15 minutes.
  3. Pour 1/4 cup of the spaghetti sauce into the bottom of an 18.6 ounce oven safe baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together the softened cream cheese, sour cream, and chives or green onions. Set aside.
  5. When the noodles are done, drain and rinse with cold water until cool enough to handle.
  6. Scoop the cream cheese mixture into each of the shells.
  7. Place the stuffed pasta shells on top of the pasta sauce in the casserole dish.
  8. Pour the rest of the spaghetti sauce over the shells.
  9. Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.
  10. Bake in oven until the mozzarella cheese is melted, about 25 minutes.
  11. Garnish with the parsley if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

See recipe post for process shots.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1068Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 845mgCarbohydrates: 144gFiber: 9gSugar: 11gProtein: 38g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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