Pesto Stuffed Cheese Shells
Everyone is sure to love cheesy pesto shells.
  • Makes: 6-8 servings
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

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  • Recipe From: My Indiana Home


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 9-by-13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Cover bottom of pan with about 1 cup of marinara sauce.
  2. In a large pot of salted water, cook shells for 10 to 12 minutes until softened but not completely cooked. Rinse shells in cold water and drain.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pesto, ricotta cheese, 1 cup of mozzarella and ½ cup Parmesan. 
  4. Using a cookie scoop, stuff each shell with with a heaping tablespoon of filling and arrange shells over sauce in pan. Spoon remaining sauce around and over shells.
  5. Sprinkle remaining cheeses over top of shells and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until shells and cheese begin to brown and sauce is bubbly.
  6. Serve hot and garnish with shredded Parmesan and fresh basil.


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