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Unstuffed shells Casserole

Unstuffed Shells Casserole is a delicious take on stuffed shells. This delicious casserole is full of cheese, spaghetti sauce, and great Italian flavor. It's always a winner!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy pasta dinner, easy weeknight dinner, pasta, pasta bake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Author Rob

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. package of shells, cooked to package (minus a minute)
  • 15 oz. of ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 6 slices of ham, chopped
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 24 oz. jar of spaghetti sauce or use your own homemade sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, and seasonings. Fold in chopped ham, and ½ cup of mozzarella cheese.

  3. Add drained pasta to the cheese mixture and the spaghetti sauce, fold to coat completely.

  4. Pour pasta mixture into a well-greased 9x13 casserole pan. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese and add more if desired.

  5. Cover pan with a greased sheet of aluminum foil.

  6. Bake covered for 25 minutes, then remove foil and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.