Very Easy Inside-Out Stuffed Shells

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"This is a top of the stove pasta dish that is so simple and so tasty. I added 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce to the recipe but otherwise it is a Kraft recipe. I used the large shells because that is what I had on hand but medium would look better. If you like finish the dish in the oven for 5 minutes to completedly melt the cheese"

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (432.4 g)
  • Calories 857
  • Total Fat - 45.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 21 g
  • Cholesterol - 131.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1322.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 54 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.9 g
  • Sugars - 5.9 g
  • Protein - 56.3 g
  • Calcium - 1093.1 mg
  • Iron - 4.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Brown the beef in a large skillet.

Step 2

Stir in Pasta sauce and water. Bring to a boil.

Step 3

Add Pasta. Simmer on low 15 minutes or until shells are tender, stirring occasionally.

Step 4

Stir in the ricotta. Cook covered 5 minutes.

Step 5

Stir in 1 cup shredded cheese.

Step 6

Remove from heat.

Step 7

Top with remaining cheese.

Step 8

Cover and let it stand until cheese is melted (apprx. 5 minutes).

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We enjoyed this and so much easier than stuffed shells --only one skillet for everything -- great for busy days! Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(15 Oct 2018)

Kitchen Magic

I did one thing that the recipe didn't call for. I added an egg, parsley, garlic and onion powder into the Ricotta cheese before mixing it in with the shells and meat. It tasted so delicious and it was so easy!

review by:
(8 Jul 2016)