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Simple Meatball-Stuffed Shells

Serves 6
Ready in 25 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 20 mins
521 calories per serving


> 1 tbsp Bertolli ® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
> 1 pkg (16 oz) Carando® Abruzzese Italian Style Meatballs
> 12 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
> 1 container (15 oz) whole milk ricotta cheese
> 1 jar (24 oz) Bertolli ® Organic Fire Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce


Heat oil in 10-inch skillet on medium heat; add meatballs. Cook, covered, 8-10 min. shaking pan occasionally until browned on all sides and cooked through (165˚F). Remove meatballs from pan and wipe out skillet.
Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package; drain and cool slightly. Fill each pasta shell with 1 rounded tablespoon ricotta and 1 meatball.
Mix sauce and remaining ricotta in skillet. Arrange filled shells in skillet. Spoon some sauce over stuffed shells; cover. Cook 3-5 min. or until heated through.


Top with torn fresh basil leaves before serving.

Use a mini ice cream scoop to easily and evenly fill shells with ricotta cheese.

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