Easy jumbo shells recipe with step by step photos.

This delicious cheesy jumbo shells recipe will be a hit with your whole family. Even the pickiest eater in the bunch will not be able to pass this cheese pasta dish up.

Vegetarian friendly filling and super easy to make! A creamy blend of different cheeses and eggs is seasoned and stuffed into jumbo shells and then covered with more cheese. Yummy!

Stuffed noodles is a classic recipe that is great for beginner cooks. 

Vegetarian Friendly Pasta Recipe

Jumbo Shells Stuffed with Cheese Recipe

Ingredient List:
1/2 box 12 oz. Jumbo Shells
1 – 24 oz. jar of Marinara sauce
1 + 1/3 cups fresh Ricotta cheese
8 oz. Mascarpone cheese
1 cup Parmegiano Reggiano cheese, divided
1 – 8 oz. package Mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided
4 tablespoons fresh Parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of water


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Cook jumbo shells in boiling water for 9 minutes, drain and cool on a sheet pan. Set aside.
3. Mix together Ricotta, Mascarpone, half the Parmegiano Reggiano, half the Mozzarella, parsley, salt and pepper. Fill the shells.
4. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Add half the sauce and water. Arrange the shells opening up, cover with remaining sauce and cheeses.
5. Bake covered in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

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Fill the jumbo shells with your cheese mixture

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Align the filled jumbo shells in rows on top of your sauce

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Top the shells with more sauce and remaining cheeses before baking

At the time I took these recipe pictures, I substituted the marinara sauce with Emeril’s all natural Vodka sauce. YUM! After baking the Cheesy Jumbo Shells for 30 minutes we placed the dish under the broiler for an additional three minutes to brown the top.

Serve this tasty, cheesy Italian dish with a mixed green salad. Top your salad with a Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette or our own easy lemon and lime salad dressing. Serve your Jumbo Shells with a nice glass of wine of your choice and a glass of juice for the kids. Bon appetite!

Do you have a favorite Jumbo Shell recipe? Please share in the comments below.

3 thoughts on “Yummy Jumbo Shells With Cheese Recipe”
  1. Hi Lisa, there are about 16 jumbo shells in a 12 oz. package. The regular service size is 2 shells, if you want to allow 3 shells per person than you need 120 shells and you should use 7.5 packages of shells. So, yes multiplying by 8 sounds right to me.
    Above I’m saying we are only using 1/2 a package of shells, but I’m second guessing myself now (it might be a typo and I’m going to double check this when I get home). Hope this makes sense.

  2. I have made this recipe before..very good….I need to make it for a party of 40…since it is a recipe for 5…would i multiply by 8…needing some suggestions…

    lisa hawkins

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