Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Today's recipe comes from a blog I frequently stalk/lurk/look at. (Whatever you want to call it.) I have commented maybe twice, but more often I just lurk and look at her beautiful photography and try not to covet her gorgeous home. Meg Duerksen's stuffed shells have become a favorite at our house. (If you click on her link it'll bring up her version and then if you click "next" you can see a gorgeous picture of the meal. Way better than anything I can take. I hope she doesn't mind that I've linked her on here; I haven't asked permission, but seeing as how her blog is on the world wide web for all to see, I can't see as how she'll mind.)

My kids actually request this meal. All of the time. Thanks Meg Duerksen (whom I don't know from Cain) for a favorite family meal! I have altered the recipe a bit to tailor to our own home. Here's my version:

Stuffed Shells
1 jar of spaghetti sauce (Prego traditional is what I use.)
1 box jumbo pasta shells
1 large container cottage cheese
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
1 c. grated 4 cheese Italian blend
1/2 box frozen spinach (Sometimes I leave this out, but it's really good in.)
Dash of salt and a few shakes of pepper
1 c. grated mozzarella
Cook pasta shells, drain and rinse under cool water. Combine cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, 4 cheese blend, and 1/4-1/2 box of frozen spinach (depending on how much spinach you like). Pour a little bit of spaghetti sauce in bottom of 9x13 pan. Spoon filling mix into pasta shells. Pour rest of sauce on top of shells, then mozzarella on top of it all.
Cover and bake 30-40 minutes until hot and bubbly at 350 degrees.
This is a great dish to take to a family in need too.
****If you have a tried and true recipe you'd be willing to share, leave a comment with the recipe title and post the recipe on your blog so we can all come and check it out. Thanks for playing; the more the merrier! ****


Jennifer P. said...

I love Meg's stuff because it is so large-family friendly and easy to prepare. Tried this one too and it IS good!

You should leave Meg a comment btw! She's really sweet and will usually email you rather than leave you a comment!

Keys to the Magic Travel said...

Once again, I forgot. But I did do a recipe yesterday. I wouldn't call it tried and true...but it was fun to make. And yummier to eat:

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Okay, I am lame today but no T-I-T for me. I just want to lurk and dream of what I will be making for dinner. Next week. I will be more on the ball and into a routine.

LouandAngela said...

Yummy! Sounds good!

becky ward said...

very yummy! i think i will try this tonight! glad i read this before i went to the grocery store.

speedy salsa-chicken quisadillas

stevie kay said...

How funny! I have almost the exact same recipe only we stuff manicotti shells.

Uncle John's Salsa Pork

Emily said...


Why do I always forget TIT day?

Miki said...

lol...at Emily...

I love this recipe. Thanks Meg...I think it's okay to say thanks to a perfect bloggy stranger. Who knows...she may lurk here?

This recipe has made it into the hands of an Oregonite now, my sister. So funny.

Jewelle said...

Barbecue Chicken Deluxe
Breakfast Hash Browns with Bacon
Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Yeah, I went overboard. Oops!