Mushroom and Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells

Are you tired of the same old pasta dishes and looking for a new and exciting recipe to try? Look no further than these Mushroom and Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells! This dish is a delicious twist on traditional stuffed pasta, combining earthy mushrooms with creamy ricotta cheese for a flavorful and satisfying meal. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps to create this mouthwatering dish, from preparing the filling to baking the shells to perfection. Get ready to impress your family and friends with this unique and delicious recipe!


  • 1 pound large pasta shells
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cook the pasta shells according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  4. Stuff each pasta shell with the ricotta mixture and place in a baking dish.
  5. Pour the marinara sauce over the stuffed shells.
  6. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Remove the foil, sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top, and bake for an additional 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.


If you want to add some extra flavor to this dish, try incorporating one of these variations:

  • Substitute the mushrooms with spinach for a vegetarian option.
  • Add cooked ground beef or sausage to the ricotta mixture for a meaty twist.
  • Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top of the cheese before baking for a crunchy topping.

Serving Suggestions:

This Mushroom and Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells dish pairs well with a side salad and a glass of red wine. It’s perfect for a cozy night in or a dinner party with friends. Enjoy!