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Baking dish with lasagna stuffed shells

Lasagna Stuffed Shells with Meat Sauce


EASY lasagna stuffed shells with meat sauce and ricotta are easy to prep and made with basic ingredients. Simple flavors, satisfying meal!


  • 12 oz. jumbo shells
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 32 oz. marinara sauce
  • 16 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 12 oz. shredded Italian cheese
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Boil shells according to package instructions (taking out 2-3 minutes before al dente), drain, and let cool.
  3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until soft and translucent. Turn up heat to medium-high and add ground beef to pan. Break up with spatula and season with sea salt. Cook until browned, about 5-6 minutes. Stir in marinara sauce and remove from heat.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, half (1 cup) of shredded Italian cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic salt.
  5. Stuff cheese mixture into shells.
  6. Spread a layer of beef sauce on the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish. Top with a single layer of stuffed shells, beef sauce, and remaining shredded cheese.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese has melted. 

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