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Three -Cheese Beef Pasta Shells Recipe

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This recipe for Three -Cheese Beef Pasta Shells, by , is from Family & Friends Treasured Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Deb Lehman
Added: Thursday, October 5, 2006


24 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
1 # lean ground beef (80% at least)
1 jar (26oz) chunky tomato pasta sauce
1/4 c. water
1 (8oz) chive and onion cream cheese spread
1 1/2 c. shredded 6-cheese Italian cheese blend
1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1-2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley if desired

1- Heat oven to 350. Cook and drain pasta shells
as directed on package.
2- In 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-
high heat 5-7 minutes, till thoroughly cooked.
Drain and cool slightly about 5 minutes.
3- In large bowl, mix pasta sauce and water. Pour
1 cup of the pasta sauce in the bottom of
ungreased 13x9 glass baking dish. In medium
bowl, mix cheese spread, 1 cup Italian cheese,
Parmesan cheese, egg and cooked ground beef.
Spoon heaping tablespoon mixture into each
shell. Arrange stuffed shells over sauce in
baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over top,
covering shells completely. Cover with foil.
4- Bake 40-50 minutes or until bubbly and cheese
filling is set. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 c
Italian Cheese. Bake 10 min. longer or until
cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley

If you can't find chive and onion cream cheese spread, just stir in 1 Tbsp. of each, finely chopped into plain cream cheese spread.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are fabulous. Jacob ate 2 whole shells the night I made this recipe!




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