One of my husband’s favorite meals is Cheese Stuffed Shells with Alfredo Sauce. When I made it for him recently, I realized that I’ve never shared the recipe on my blog. So, I snapped a couple of pictures while my family hungrily waited for their dinner. Olive Garden used to have a dish called Manicotti Formaggio that had manicotti (large tube-shaped noodles) filled with a cheesy mixture of ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella. Brian always ordered it when we ate there and was disappointed when it was taken off the menu. This recipe for Cheese Stuffed Shells with Alfredo Sauce has the same kind of filling, but we make it with alfredo sauce instead of a tomato sauce.
Cook one box of jumbo shells according to the instructions on the package. While they are cooking, prepare the cheese mixture. Stuff the cooked shells with the cheese mixture using a large spoon. I was able to fill about 3/4 of the shells. Put the shells into a greased 3-quart casserole dish or 9×13 inch pan.
Add the alfredo sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella. Cover with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes until bubbly. Garnish with crushed black pepper and fresh parsley. This easy dinner recipe for Cheese Stuffed Shells with Alfredo Sauce is comfort food that my family loves. Try serving it with a salad and garlic bread.
- 12 oz box jumbo shells
- 15 oz ricotta
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
- 1 cup shredded parmesan
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 2 cups alfredo sauce
- Ground black pepper
- Fresh parsley, optional
- Cook jumbo shells according to the instructions on the package.
- Mix together ricotta, eggs, one cup of shredded mozzarella, parmesan, garlic powder and oregano.
- Fill as many of the shells as you can with the cheese mixture using a large spoon.
- Put the stuffed shells into a greased 3-quart casserole dish or a 9x13 inch pan and cover with alfredo sauce.
- Top with one cup shredded mozzarella.
- Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until bubbly.
- Sprinkle with ground black pepper and fresh parsley.
Here are a few more of our favorite recipes that include alfredo sauce: