Italian Stuffed Shell Recipe



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Italian style breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (26 ounces) jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 18 jumbo pasta shells, cooked and drained
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine


  1. Cook the shells according to directions on the package.
  2. In a large fry pan brown the Burger, Onion, and Garlic. Drain and let cool.
  3. After the burger has cooled combine meat, mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, egg, and parsley; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Mix spaghetti sauce with tomato sauce; the cover bottom of a 13×9 casserole dish with 1/4 of the sauce.
  5. Stuff cooked drained shells with the meat mixture and place on top of sauce in the dish in a row.
  6. Add red wine to remaining sauce and mix well; cover shells with sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and browned.
  8. I save a little of the Mozzarella Cheese and use it to garnish the top soon as it comes out of the oven.