Beef Stuffed Pasta Shells

    Beef Stuffed Pasta Shells

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    Large pasta shells are cooked, stuffed with a mixture of meat and tomatoes and baked. A cheesy and satisfying dinner.

    Serves: 6 

    • 350g jumbo pasta shells
    • 350g lean beef mince
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 800g tinned diced tomatoes
    • 400g tomato puree
    • 500g cottage cheese
    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 1/4 tablespoon dried basil
    • 1/8 teaspoon minced garlic
    • salt to taste
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 220g grated mozzarella cheese

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Cook shell pasta in a large pot with boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well.
    2. In a large frypan brown the beef mince and onions. Drain grease.
    3. In a large bowl add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and cottage cheese; stir well. Add basil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Stir until well blended.
    4. In the bottom of a 2 litre baking dish, cover with a half of cup of tomato sauce mixture. Stuff shells with beef mixture and place side by side in dish. Cover stuffed shells with remaining tomato sauce and top with mozzarella cheese. Cover with aluminium foil.
    5. Bake at 180 degrees C for an hour. Allow to stand for 15 minutes and serve.

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