Sunday, January 23, 2011

* Cheese stuffed shells

When I was little my mom and I made quite a few trips to Pittsburgh. I had to go to the Children's Hospital there. It was a 2 hour or so drive one way, and well.. being a kid, it wasn't always a fun drive.. are we there yet... One thing that I loved about the trip would be our stops in Clymer Pa, where we would eat at Luigi's. Now, I know every town has a little Italian restaurant named "Luigi's", but this place, to an 8 year old, was the BEST!! I have fond memories of their stuffed shells!! So, being that I never made them before.. I though.. why not try it out and share it with you all!!

Cheesy Stuffed Shells
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1 box of large shells
1 32oz. tub of Ricotta cheese
1 bag of shredded Mozzarella Cheese
2 Tbsp. of minced garlic
1 egg
2 C. pasta sauce

Cook your pasta till it is al dente. While the pasta is cooking mix the Ricotta Cheese, 1/2 of the Mozzarella cheese, garlic, and egg in a bowl. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Drain pasta and rinse with cool water. In a 9x13 baking dish pour a little bit of sauce on the bottom, enough to coat. Stuff the shells with the cheese mixture and place each shell in the baking dish. Once all shells are stuffed pour the rest of the sauce evenly over all the shells. Sprinkle remaining Mozzarella cheese over the shells. Cover with foil and place in oven, bake till it's bubbling and cheese is melted, about 30 minutes.

Nice and cheesy!! Delicious!!

Now, It has been a long time since I have been to Luigi's and had their shells..they now have another restaurant that is a little bit closer to my hometown, but to me.. it's not the same. Clymer's restaurant will always be my favorite!! And these shells.. are my new favorite!! They were cheesy and garlicky and just delicious!!

Happy Eating!!


  1. I used to make these for my kids all the time when they were fact they have been bugging me to do so NOW :) These look fantastic!


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