I love stuffing pasta shells because you have endless possibilities all tasting fabulous. This is a very filling dish that taste great along side some homemade bread and a salad. Of course, you can use homemade pasta sauce but the store bought will speed the process up for you. If your not in the mood for beef try ricotta.
20 jumbo pasta shells
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, diced
1/2 tablespoon basil, dried
1/2 tablespoon rosemary, dried
1 tomato, finely diced
1 (10 ounce) jar of pasta sauce
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1. Cook pasta shells according to box directions, drain and sit aside. In a 9-inch skillet on medium heat, add ground beef and onion, cook until beef is no longer pink. Drain. Add meat mix back into skillet. Add garlic, basil, rosemary and tomato. Cook on low-medium heat for 5 minutes, mixing well. Set aside.
2. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. On a sheet of aluminum foil, place shells open side up. Carefully place 1 tablespoon of meat mixture into each shell. In a 8inch x 8inch baking pan place 4 tablespoons of pasta sauce on bottom of pan making sure pan is covered. Place shells open side up into pan. Pour remaining pasta sauce on top of shells; add parmesan and cheddar cheese on top. Cover top with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Yields: 4 servings