I wanted to share my recipe for stuffed shells. This is a favorite dinner around here - Troy loves them! I happen to be pretty fond of them too - but,they don't get made too often...
1 Box of Jumbo Shells
2 Jars of Sauce (I use either a 4 cheese sauce or a marinara sauce)
1 Carton of Cottage Cheese (I use lowfat, small curd)
2 c. Mozzarella Cheese
1 c. Cheddar Cheese
1/4 c. Parmesan Cheese
3/4 c. Fontina Cheese - optional
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/2 lb. ground beef, browned - OPTIONAL
In a large pot, bring some water to boil and throw in the shells. DON'T cook them all the way. I usually boil mine for about 6 minutes or so - you are going to be baking these later on, so don't cook them until they are completely soft.
Mix together the cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, diced onion, pepper, salt, & garlic. Throw in the rest of the cheeses and mix together thoroughly.
If you decide to use ground beef in your sauce, go ahead and brown the beef (season with salt, pepper, & garlic) and then mix in 1 jar of sauce.
Serve & enjoy!