Wednesday, November 30, 2011

“Stuffed Shells Made with Cream Cheese Recipe

Just wanted to share with you guys another recipe I think you’d enjoy! If you love Italian food, then you will enjoy this! Not to mention, this recipe generally last in my home for 2 nights and that’s awesome given the fact we have 8 people who lives there! Wooohoo! Less cooking for mommy!

As I start sharing more and more of my popular recipes on this blog you will see that I love, love, love cream cheese, sour cream and cheese and that’s a fact!
I forgot my Italian Seasonings sorry (my bad)! Make sure you don’t forget yours okay.
Alright so time to get to the reveal!!

Ingredients:Jumbo Shells (All stores do not sell them) they are found on the Pasta Aisle. Walmart generally have them.
1lb Ground Sausage “Jimmy Dean”
1lb Ground Turkey
1lb Ground Beef
2 medium jars Spaghetti Sauce (Really I just purchase what’s on sale)
Ragu is a great brand if you really need a brand for the sake of sticking to the recipe. Go for Green Peppers and Mushroom and Vidalia Onion Flavor or a flavor of choice.
½ Onion Cut up
½ Green Pepper
16 oz Ricotta Cheese
1 bag Mozzarella Cheese
16 oz Cream Cheese
16 oz Sour Cream
Parmesan Cheese
Salt, Pepper, Seasons to taste
Italian Seasoning to Sprinkle on Top!

Preparation:Brown all of your meat together. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and season to your own personal preference. Add your onions and peppers. If your not lazy during time of preparation sautee’ the mixture lol. I know, I made sure you were still reading this recipe by adding that in there. Drain your meat and add it back to the pan and add your sauce. Allow this to simmer for about 30 mins on low.

Boil the Jumbo Pasta Shells per box instructions and when they are ready you want to make sure you put them in cold water so you won’t burn yourself while you are stuffing the shells! Of course you want to drain the shells.

White Cheese Mixture: Soften the cream cheese in advance, place in a bowl and add the ricotta cheese and sour cream 1 cup of mozzarella and ½ cup of parmesan cheese. Blend or stir until all mixed.

What you can do is put the shells on while the meat is almost done, that way your noodles will not be soft yet at the same time you will not have to wait for the pasta shells to finish cooking.

Start stuffing your shells, I add the meat mixture 1st and then I add a nice amount of the white cheese mixture.
Bake for 30 mins. or until bubbly! Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese on top and top it with some Italian Season.

Play around with the Recipe and make it your own!

“Stuffed Shells Made with Cream Cheese “Recipe
The kids REALLY love it!!!

Next time I am share my Spinach and Sausage Stuffed Shells Covered in White Sauce, talk about ummmm ummm good!

Lenika Scott