Ultimate Stuffed Shells with Beef, Mushrooms and Olives
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Serves: 24 shells
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 egg
  • 1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 ounces mushrooms
  • 2 ounces black olives
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • 1 jar pasta sauce (I use the kind with mushrooms)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Spray a 9x13" pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Cook pasta shells al dente according to the instructions on the box.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, lightly beat egg.
  5. Stir in the ricotta, Parmesan, 1½ cups shredded mozzarella, pepper, salt and garlic salt.
  6. In a medium skillet brown the ground beef.
  7. Mix in minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  8. Stir beef mixture into cheese mixture (don't drain the drippings), reserving about ¼ cup of the ground beef. Set aside.
  9. In the same skillet, saute mushrooms and olives in the beef drippings until soft, about 3-4 minutes.
  10. Finely mince mushroom & olive mixture (you can also place in a food processor and give a few pulses).
  11. Fold mushrooms & olives into cheese and beef mixture.
  12. Pour ½ cup pasta sauce into the bottom of your prepared 9x13" pan.
  13. Fill each shell with 2 tablespoons of filling. Continue with remaining shells, placing them all in the pan.
  14. Pour remaining pasta sauce over the top of the shells.
  15. Sprinkle with reserved ground beef and remaining ½ cup shredded mozzarella.
  16. Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
Recipe by Views From the Ville at http://viewsfromtheville.com/2016/08/06/ultimate-stuffed-shells-recipe/