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Easy Meatball Stuffed Shells

Easy Meatball Stuffed Shells
Written by Emily Buys
 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooked Perfect® Meatballs. All opinions are 100% mine.

Easy Meatball Stuffed Shells

With warmer weather comes a busier schedule and less time at home. When it’s nice out, the outdoor sports kick into gear, we spend more time at the lake, hiking and we just have less time together in the evenings. Needless to say, dinnertime becomes harder and harder to squeeze in, especially as the kids get older. My whole family loves meatballs and we recently discovered Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs, which are delicious and make for even faster dinner prep. One of our favorite ways to eat them is with my Easy Meatball Stuffed Shells!

Easy Meatball Stuffed Shells

I’m all about quick and easy meals that the kids will actually eat! When it’s warmer out, I especially like faster meals because that means less time in the kitchen over the stove or oven. These stuffed shells come together in 30 minutes and taste like a fun and yummy take on lasagna. You have the same components in a different form! 

Easy Meatball Stuffed Shells

Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs are fresh and fully cooked for a convenient dinner, and they can be heated in the microwave, stove or oven! These meatballs come in a microwavable Steam in Pouch that lets you have moist, flavorful meatballs in about two minutes! So for a truly fast meal, go for the microwave method!

Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs come in 6 flavors:

  • Italian Style Beef & Pork
  • Korean BBQ Beef & Pork
  • Sundried Tomato & Roasted Garlic Chicken
  • Italian Style with Parmesan & Mozzarella Chicken
  • Spinach and Feta with Parmesan & Mozzarella Chicken Meatballs
  • Taco Seasoned Glazed Beef and Pork Meatballs

Easy Meatball Stuffed Shells

For my Easy Meatball Stuffed Shells I use the Italian Style Beef & Pork flavor, but you could totally use the switch up the flavor for one of the other Italian-inspired flavors. 

Find Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs at a store near you, but before you head out to shop save $1.00 on Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs with this coupon! You can find these delicious (and convenient) bites of yumminess in the refrigerated meat & poultry section.

Easy Meatball Stuffed Shells

Easy Meatball Stuffed Shells
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 16 jumbo pasta shells (can double if desired)
  2. 1 pkg Cooked Perfect Italian Style Beef & Pork Fresh Meatballs
  3. 1 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce
  4. 1 cup cottage cheese
  5. 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  6. 1 tsp parsley, chopped or dried
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. While oven is preheating, cook pasta shells according to package. Drain and rinse with cold water, to make them easy to handle.
  2. Pour spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish.
  3. Combine cottage cheese, 3/4 cup mozzarella and parsley in a small mixing bowl. Fill each pasta shell with 1 tablespoon of cheese mixture and 1 meatball.
  4. Place filled shells in the spaghetti sauce and top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20 minutes.
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