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Cheesy Shell-Stuffed Shells

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 40 mins Bake 350°F 45 mins Stand 10 mins
Cheesy Shell-Stuffed Shells
Ingredients
  • 24  dried jumbo shell macaroni
  • 8  ounces  dried tiny shell macaroni (2 cups)
  • 2  cups  Gruyere cheese, shredded (8 oz.)
  • 2  cups  shredded sharp cheddar cheese (8 oz.)
  • 3/4  cup  half-and-half or light cream
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground white pepper or pepper
  • 1 24  ounce jar  vodka sauce or your favorite tomato pasta sauce
  • 4  ounces  brick cheese or mozzarella cheese, shredded (1 cup)
  •  Fresh basil leaves (optional)
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook jumbo shells according to package directions. Using a large slotted spoon, transfer shells to a colander. Rinse with cold water; drain well and set aside. In same pan cook tiny shells according to package directions. Drain; set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan combine Gruyere cheese, cheddar cheese, half-and-half, and pepper. Heat over medium-low heat until cheese is melted and smooth, stirring frequently. Stir in tiny shells.

3. Spread about 1/2 cup of the pasta sauce in the bottom of a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Spoon cheese-shell mixture into drained jumbo shells; place stuffed shells in prepared baking dish. Top with remaining pasta sauce.

4. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with brick cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 15 minutes more or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Top with fresh basil. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Cheesy Shell-Stuffed Shells)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 858,
  • Fat, total (g) 42,
  • chol. (mg) 128,
  • sat. fat (g) 25,
  • carb. (g) 79,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 10,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 7,
  • pro. (g) 40,
  • vit. A (IU) 1263,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 6,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 226,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 1035,
  • Potassium (mg) 217,
  • calcium (mg) 868,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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