Unstuffed Shells Casserole Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Enjoy the flavors of stuffed shells without the hassle with this unstuffed shells casserole. This easy-to-make dish features jumbo pasta shells filled with a savory mixture of ground beef, spinach, and ricotta cheese, all baked in a rich tomato sauce. Topped with melted mozzarella cheese, every bite is cheesy and satisfying. Whether you're feeding a crowd or looking for a comforting weeknight dinner, this casserole is sure to please.

13 Rating -
Non Vegdiet
1hr total
1hr total
Unstuffed Shells Casserole

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Ingredients for Unstuffed Shells Casserole Recipe

  • 2 Jumbo Pasta Shells
  • 0.13 pound Ground Beef
  • 0.13 Small Onion, Diced
  • 1/4 cloves Cloves Of Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 0.13 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Spinach, Chopped
  • 0.13 cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 0.13 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions: Unstuffed Shells Casserole Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish.
  • STEP 2.Cook the jumbo pasta shells according to package instructions until al dente.
  • STEP 3.In a large skillet, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  • STEP 4.Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the skillet and cook until softened.
  • STEP 5.Stir in the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • STEP 6.In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta shells, ground beef mixture, spinach, and ricotta cheese.
  • STEP 7.Transfer the mixture to the greased baking dish and spread it evenly.
  • STEP 8.Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the casserole.
  • STEP 9.Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • STEP 10.Let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Cooking Tips

  • You can substitute ground beef with ground turkey or sausage for a different flavor.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables like mushrooms or bell peppers to the ground beef mixture.
  • Serve with a side salad or garlic bread for a complete meal.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.
  • Serve as a main course with a side of salad or steamed vegetables.
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Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp