Easy Unstuffed Shells Recipe for Lunch or Dinner
This easy unstuffed shells recipe is perfect for a luncheon when something simple yet delicious is needed. Do you need something easy to take to a potluck? Unstuffed shells are perfect because they can be made in advance and then baked in the oven right before your event.
This dish is of course perfect for an easy dinner that just about everyone will love. Our unstuffed shells recipe uses no ground beef or meat so it’s a great choice for “Meatless Monday” or any day you would like to serve your dinner meatless.
(And we do love delicious meatless meals.)
Easy Recipe for Unstuffed Shells that the Whole Family will Love
- 1 box medium shells
- 2 (15 oz.) jars pasta sauce
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 (15 oz.) carton ricotta cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
This recipe starts out very similar to stuffed shells when you mix together the ricotta cheese, eggs and Parmesan. Don’t forget a few shakes of salt & pepper.
Use the back of a spoon to spread the cheese layer. You can add a little sprinkle of the shredded mozzarella here as well right after you spoon the shells into the casserole dish. (Just a little.) Then spread on the ricotta cheese layer.
The unstuffed shells are ready to go into the oven. Make sure to cover with foil before baking. You can also uncover and bake 5 additional minutes. This ensures everything is hot, bubbly and melted.
Leftovers are excellent so don’t be afraid of making too much. This recipe also freezes well to be used at a later date.