My friends and family loves when I make Italian dishes, but they get tired of the same old spaghetti or lasagna. Enter stuffed shells recipe! These Stuffed Shells Bolognese are a great way to shake up your dinner routine with a meal the whole family will go crazy over!
You really can’t go wrong with a good lasagna. But when I feel like something EXTRA cheesy, I make these stuffed shells! They have the same basic principle as lasagna, but with a triple dose of cheese and stuffed inside a cute pasta shell. I like my food cute… and cheesy : )
And this recipe really couldn’t be any simpler to make: Boil the pasta shells until just shy of al dente (I did 9 minutes).
The best part about this recipe is you can prep them ahead of time! Stuffing the shells does take a bit of time, so I get that out of the way when I have company coming over or I need quick weeknight freezer meals. Make the recipe as directed (but don’t bake them yet) and store in the refrigerator overnight. Then take them out about a half hour before baking, and you have an easy meal ready to go! If you’re looking to prep some freezer meals, do the same thing but put them in disposable foil pans so you can easily store the shells in the freezer until you need them.
Feel free to use mild – hot Italian sausage if you want to add a little kick instead of beef! Make this recipe your own!