String Cheese Stuffed Shells/ Belkys

(WSVN) - If you’re up for an easy main course meal with an Italian twist, grab your recipe book! That’s what’s cooking as we grab a Bite with Belkys.

The Chef: Belkys Nerey
The Dish: String Cheese Stuffed Shells

Ingredients:

1 8 oz. box of jumbo pasta shells
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 26 oz. jar marinara sauce
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
Salt to taste
1 tsp. garlic powder
14 pieces of string cheese (cut in half)
1 cup mozzarella cheese
Chopped parsley and parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)
** You can also use manicotti instead of jumbo shells. Just put the string cheese inside without cutting in half.

Method of Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brown hamburger and onion in a skillet. When no longer pink, add marinara sauce, garlic powder, salt and Italian seasoning. Stir well.
  • While the meat is browning, cook pasta shells according to package directions.
  • When meat is done, spread half of it in the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Cut string cheese in half and place into cooked shells. Place the shells in a layer over the hamburger meat. When done, spread the remaining meat sauce mixture over shells and top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

To Plate:

  • Garnish with chopped parsley and parmesan cheese and serve.

Serves: 4

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