Cheese Stuffed Shells

Hello darlings, 

I will begin this recipe by saying, CAUTION: this is NOT a healthy recipe this is purely for the comfort and satisfaction of your tastebuds! I had one of those days where I just needed a little comfort food, and to me comfort food means Italian food 100 percent! 

Serving size: 4 servings 

Ingredients: 

1 box of Large Shells 

1 16oz container of Ricotta cheese

1C shredded swiss cheese 

1/2 Yellow Onion 

1 1/2C of Spinach

2tsp of Sugar

1tsp of Nutmeg 

Garlic Powder

Spike Seasoning

Italian Seasoning

16oz of Ground beef 

16oz can of Marinara Sauce 

Directions: 

Bring water to a rolling boil in a medium pot, add the box of large shells and boil for 9 minutes. While noodles are boiling, grab a medium mixing bowl and add ricotta cheese, swiss cheese, garlic powder, spike seasoning, sugar, and nutmeg, set to the side.

Take a blender or Ninja/bullet and blend the onion into a thick liquid add it to the mixing bowl (with ricotta). Add the spinach into the ninja/blender/bullet and process them until they are finely chopped, then add to the mixing bowl.

Once all ingredients are in the bowl, mix thoroughly. When the noodles are done boiling place them evenly in one layer on a cookie sheet, and preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Fill a sandwich baggie with the cheese mixture and cut one edge of the baggie, fill the inside of each shell with the cheese. I was pretty generous with the amount of cheese I put in each shell. 

Once each shell is full, place the noodles in the oven for about 12 minutes. Grease a medium sauce pan, and brown the ground beef. Make sure you SEASON your meat, I recommend Spike Seasoning. Drain any excess juices created from the meat and add the marinara sauce, then sprinkle Italian seasoning over the meat sauce mixture. 

Once the noodles finish cooking in the oven, place 4-5 shells on each plate and ladle the meat sauce on top. Garnish with parmesan cheese and enjoy!