Beef, Casserole, Pasta

Meat Filled Jumbo Shells

Did you know today is “National America Makes Dinner Day?” I use Cozi  for our family calendar and I absolutely love it! It’s been great to keep our lives a little more organized (plus I’m working on a couple other projects to help with that) especially since Madeline started Kindergarten this year and there’s so many more activities we plan to participate in.

Cozi and Partnership for a Healthier America declared October 17th as America Makes Dinner Day. I’m always making dinner so this was an easy challenge for me! We’ll be eating meat filled jumbo shells for dinner tonight. What are you having for dinner tonight?

This is a super easy recipe and I love the combination of beef and pork. This recipes makes a lot so it’s perfect for freezing or leftovers!

1 box jumbo shells
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb ground pork
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 cup shredded mozzarella
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
28 oz jar spaghetti sauce
grated parmesan cheese

Cook shells according to the package instructions. Cool in a single layer on wax paper to keep shells from sticking together.

Preheat oven to 350 degress. In a skillet, brown the pork and ground beef. Drain any excess grease. Add the cooked meat to a large bowl and allow to cool slightly. Combine the remaining ingredients with the meat except for the spaghetti sauce and parmesan cheese.

On the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish, spread a thin layer of sauce. Fille each shell with approximately 2 tablespoons of meat filling and place the shell in the pan. Continue until all the shells are filled. Pour the remaining spaghetti sauce over the shells and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Cover with aluminum foil and make for 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly!

Serve with a green salad and garlic bread. Enjoy!


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