Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe

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Kristen Jimenez Modified: March 21, 2022
Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe

How To Make Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Pasta shells stuffed with garlicky ricotta served in homemade marinara sauce. This ricotta stuffed shells recipe is a delightful weeknight dinner.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 12ozjumbo pasta shellsdried
  • 2large eggsbeaten
  • 32ozricotta cheese
  • 2clovesgarlicminced
  • 2cupmozzarella cheeseshredded
  • 8ozparmesan cheeseshredded, divided
  • 1tspdried parsley
  • ½tspdried basil
  • ½tspdried oregano
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspblack peppercoarsely ground
  • 3cupsmarinara sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the shells and cook for 1 minute shy of the directions on the box.

  3. To a large bowl, add the eggs, ricotta, garlic, mozzarella, half the parmesan cheese, parsley, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.

  4. Mix the ingredients well.

  5. Spoon the mixture into the shells and put them in a 9×13-inch baking dish.

  6. Top with marinara sauce and bake.

  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

  8. Garnish with parmesan cheese if desired.


  • Calories: 988.29kcal
  • Fat: 55.15g
  • Saturated Fat: 33.13g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.79g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.96g
  • Fiber: 4.35g
  • Sugar: 10.44g
  • Protein: 60.73g
  • Cholesterol: 244.55mg
  • Sodium: 1842.97mg
  • Calcium: 1321.97mg
  • Potassium: 841.06mg
  • Iron: 3.26mg
  • Vitamin A: 500.80µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.06mg
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