Mushroom and Cheese Stuffed Shells

Are you tired of the same old pasta dishes and looking to try something new and exciting? Look no further than this Mushroom and Cheese Stuffed Shells recipe! This dish is a delicious twist on traditional stuffed shells, combining savory mushrooms and gooey cheese for a flavor-packed meal that will have your taste buds singing. In this blog post, we will walk you through step-by-step instructions on how to make this delectable dish, from preparing the filling to baking the shells to perfection. So grab your apron and get ready to impress your family and friends with this mouthwatering recipe!


  • 1 box of jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 cup of chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup of ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of marinara sauce


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cook the pasta shells according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a skillet, sauté the mushrooms and garlic until softened. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and the cooked mushrooms.
  5. Stuff each cooked pasta shell with the cheese and mushroom mixture.
  6. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce on the bottom of a baking dish.
  7. Arrange the stuffed shells in the baking dish and top with the remaining marinara sauce.
  8. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  10. Let the stuffed shells cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Additional Tips:

  • You can add cooked ground meat such as sausage or beef to the cheese and mushroom mixture for a heartier dish.
  • Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese, such as fontina or goat cheese, for a unique flavor profile.
  • If you prefer a vegetarian option, you can omit the mushrooms or substitute them with spinach or roasted vegetables.