Stoonad Stuffed Shells!

by Danielle D
(Boston, MA, USA)

Yummy!

Yummy!

My dad is from a big Italian family. You know, one of those families that is always bustling: lots of people, lots of kids, lots of stories. Everyone is a star in our family, every birthday attended by 20 or so of your closest aunts, uncles, and cousins. And they remember your most important moments for years!


Well, once I started cooking on my own, I realized that most of the recipes I cooked were, well, Italian! It's comforting for me, it reminds me of home. I made this recipe for my boyfriend because he loves crab. I love that it's a take on a family tradition, since I remember our family sitting around the kitchen table, stuffing shells for our dinner guests.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 box jumbo shells
  • 8 ounces of crabmeat (in a can is fine)
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 tbsp. hot sauce
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoning
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 ounces of grated mozzarella cheese

    PREPARATION

  • Boil the shells in a boiling pot of salted water (about 12 minutes).
  • When the shells are pliable, drain and rinse with cold water. This should make them cool enough to touch.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Combine crabmeat, ricotta, hot sauce, juice of 2 lemons, and 1/4 cup of Italian seasoning. Mix well.
  • Combine remaining italian seasoning and diced tomatoes. Pour half on the bottom of a 9x13 ceramic pan.
  • Stuff shells with approximately 1 tbsp. of crab mixture. Repeat until all shells are full. Put stuffed shells on top of tomatoes.
  • Cover shells with remaining tomato mixture. Top with grated mozzarella cheese.
  • Place in heated oven for 15-20 minutes until cheese starts to brown.

    Mangia!

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    Jun 10, 2010
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    YUM!
    by: Liz

    Great twist on a classic! Very easy to make, and a hit with my dinner guests -- thanks, Danielle!

    Jun 10, 2010
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    Terrific
    by: Anonymous

    Delicious variation on an old standard, and easy to make, too. Will be part of my standard dinner rotation.

    Jun 09, 2010
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    Crab!
    by: Irish Chef

    My absolute favorite and D is a very creative cook!

    Jun 09, 2010
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    Delicious
    by: Sharon

    This recipe was easy to make and was a hit with my kids.

    Jun 09, 2010
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    Eh
    by: Anonymous

    It wasn't bad but it's certainly nothing to get all giddy about. I just had it for lunch -- I don't think I'll be having it again. Nice try though.

    Jun 09, 2010
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    YUMMY
    by: Anonymous

    So YUMMY!!1

    Jun 09, 2010
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    Best tasting!
    by: A Stoonad

    This tastes amazing once it's baked!

    Jun 09, 2010
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    yumm!
    by: rae

    So good! thanks for sharing (:

    Jun 09, 2010
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    de-lish!
    by: reparte

    What a different take on the usual stuffed shells...quick and easy too!

    Jun 09, 2010
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    This is my favorite
    by: Anonymous

    I love this recipe. Simple steps with lots of flavor. I can't wait to make it for my family even though we aren't Italian!

    Jun 08, 2010
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    DELICIOUS
    by: Anonymous

    Made this for a quick and easy dinner tonight! Thanks for the recipe!

    Jun 08, 2010
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    Wonderful!!!
    by: Jennifer D.

    I made this recipe and my family thought it was amazing! I will be adding to to our weekly meal plans!

    Jun 08, 2010
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    yum
    by: Jody

    Sounds delicious - cannot wait to try it out!!!

    Jun 08, 2010
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    Mangia!
    by: Jackie C

    The recipe looks very tasty and easy to make.
    I'm going to try it at our next family get-together.
    Maybe we'll start a new tradition! Good luck!!

    Jun 08, 2010
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    great pasta
    by: Ellen k

    It was delicious

    Jun 08, 2010
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    looks good
    by: Anonymous

    Your recipe looks so good. Not too hard to make at all. Picked up all the ingredients to try it out. My kids loved it!
    Thanks for sharing

    Jun 08, 2010
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    Potluck Perfect!
    by: Anonymous

    I love this "crabby" twist on a tried-and-true favorite. I can't wait to try this recipe. It's easy but different enough that it's perfect to bring to my next potluck event. My family will love it too. Thanks.

    Jun 08, 2010
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    Sounds Yummy
    by: Anonymous

    Seems easy enough to make and sounds delicious. Will definitely try it for my family.

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