Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Easy Stuffed Shells

A few days ago I received the new issue of Taste of Home magazine. I'm always excited to find a cooking magazine in the mailbox, but Brad cringes because he knows he will be trying new recipes! As I excitedly flipped through the pages, I spotted this one. My kids love spaghetti, so I knew they would enjoy these stuffed shells. I also had some frozen meatballs I didn't know what to do with, so this worked perfect. Just as I expected, they were a hit. Brad even complimented them and he rarely compliments anything. I was feeling really good about them as I got online to start writing my post. I read through my comments on my last post and was ecstatic to see I'm up to 40 followers! I was literally jumping out of my chair with excitement. I proudly read aloud a nice comment from a follower who was making one of my recipes (marinated pork chops) for the 2nd time in 3 weeks. My beautiful, but sassy 7 year old announced, "Are you glad someone finally likes you?" Maybe it was the tone in which she made her announcement, like she truly believes there's no one who could possibly like me, but it ruined my proud moment. Kids... you gotta love them!


EASY STUFFED SHELLS
1 package (12 ounces) jumbo pasta shells
1 jar spaghetti sauce
36 frozen cooked Italian meatballs, thawed (I used Farm Rich)
2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Place 1/2 cup sauce in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Place a meatball in each shell; transfer to prepared dish. Top with remaining sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted.


*I halved this recipe and still had some leftover.

12 comments:

Sandy said...

Another great recipe I will definitely have to try!

~Carole said...

Hi Heidi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is wonderful. I'll have to try this recipe for Easy Stuffed Shells. I know my kids will love it.

LOL at your 7-year-old's comment. My DD7 said something very similar to that regarding my followers.

Have a great day!

Crazy About Cakes said...

I love your blog, and I also love Taste of Home. I always love to try the recipes in there. Your stuffed shells look delicious!

teresa said...

Oh my kids would love this too, if I didn't end up eating it all first!

White Trash Momma said...

oooo yummy! I love italian food!

Rachel said...

I love how you always find/post recipes that are so "budget and kid friendly" and great for a quick weeknight meal! The comment your 7 year old made sounds like something my son would say! Too funny!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Thats funny Heidi. Probably not at that paticular moment. Kids they say anything. My oldest is like that, he always says there goes mom again making her picture perfect for her blog. Why do you do that? Whatever i get my feelings hurt easily but i know it is just the kid in them. Those shells look yummy.

Hi, I'm Italia. said...

I stumbled upon your blog, Googling "Goober Burgers." I LOVE IT! I come to it every day! Thank you!

Kara said...

I love the idea of stuffing shells with meatballs! So easy but so yummy. I can't believe I didn't think of that!

Donna-FFW said...

Great idea, these look so simple and so good!!Taste of Home comes through once again!

GypsyMommy said...

These look great! I am definitely going to make these!

Kelly Polizzi said...

Oh I am so making this!