Mushroom and Ricotta Stuffed 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 Shells! This dish combines the rich and earthy flavors of mushrooms with creamy ricotta cheese, all stuffed into jumbo pasta shells and baked to perfection. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps to create this delicious and satisfying meal. We will cover the ingredients you will need, the preparation process, and tips for serving and storing leftovers. Let’s dive in and get cooking!


  • 1 pound jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cook the pasta shells according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  4. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the mushrooms and cook until they release their liquid and it evaporates, about 10 minutes.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  7. Stir in the cooked mushroom mixture.
  8. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce on the bottom of a baking dish.
  9. Fill each pasta shell with the mushroom and ricotta mixture and place in the baking dish.
  10. Pour the remaining marinara sauce over the stuffed shells.
  11. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top.
  12. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  13. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
  14. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.


These mushroom and ricotta stuffed shells are a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for a cozy night in. The combination of earthy mushrooms, creamy ricotta cheese, and tangy marinara sauce is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Serve with a side salad and some crusty bread for a complete meal that will have everyone asking for seconds.