This stuffed shells recipe had all the flavor of your favorite Philly Cheesesteak! A beef, cheese and ricotta filling make these stuffed shells a perfect comfort food recipe!
- 1 lb. box jumbo shells
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 large bell peppers cut into strips and then in half
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons sweet marsala wine
- 1 lb. shaved beef (if you can’t find the beef shredded, see *note)
- 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
- 1 egg
- additional 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1/2 -1 teaspoon salt
For the Alfredo Sauce
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 pint heavy cream
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Start a large pot of water to boil.
- Cook the shells according to the package directions, drain and rinse with cool water so they don’t stick together and set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large skillet, add the oil and then add the peppers and onions. Stir and cook down for 15 minutes until the peppers and onions are soft. Add the garlic, salt and oregano to the peppers and cook 1 minute longer.
- Push the onions and peppers to one side of the pan and add the beef. Cook the beef until brown, breaking up with a spoon as you cook it. Once the beef is browned you can stir it into the peppers and onions.
- Pour the marsala wine into the skillet and stir until most of the wine cooks off, turn the heat off and set aside.
- Once cooled, transfer the beef and pepper mixture into a bowl and stir in the ricotta cheese and the egg.
- Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
- Take a shell and stuff with the filling and place in the baking dish. Repeat until all the shells are stuffed.
- To make the sauce, add the butter to a small saucepan to melt. Once it’s melted whisk in the cream, the cream cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes over medium heat and then add the parmesan cheese. Stir to combine the cheese into the sauce, then pour the sauce over the shells to cover.
- Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven, take the foil off and bake for another 15 minutes to brown the top.
- Category: dinner
- Method: oven
- Cuisine: American
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