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Olive Stuffed Shells Copycat Recipe

I've been genuinely enjoying my Olive lawn recipes and thought i would make this one up for myself. those guys are stuffed with four cheeses after which crowned with alfredo sauce, marinara sauce in addition to toasted breadcrumbs.

How to Make filled Shells
My mother used to make filled manicotti while i used to be a child - and it is quite plenty the equal technique. You prepare dinner your pasta - jumbo shells in this situation - a bit al dente (underdone). then you definately gently take a mixture of cheeses (ricotta, mozzarella, provolone and Parmesan) and stuff the pasta. you may use either a spoon however sometimes it's just simpler to use your hands. Be gentle so the pasta would not break up open.

Olive Stuffed Shells Copycat Recipe
Olive Stuffed Shells Copycat Recipe

What to serve with Olive lawn Jumbo filled Shells
Nicely - it is clean! Of route you are going to make the mythical Olive garden house Salad with Italian Dressing! you may always attempt to make their breadsticks - but once in a while i love biscuits and butter with my pasta!

These Olive lawn Jumbo stuffed Shells will be each person's favorite from here on out! No need to hit the OG whilst you could lead them to at domestic! (And it best took about 35 minutes!)

Olive Stuffed Shells Copycat Recipe


  • 16 jumbo shells
  • 15 oz ricotta
  • 1 cup mozzarella/provolone mix, shredded
  • 1 cup Parmesan, shredded
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 15 oz. store-bought marinara (I like Barilla)
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp butter

Alfredo Sauce:

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1 cup Parmesan, shredded
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella/provolone mix, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 400 
  2. Cook shells 12 min (package said 9 but I felt like they needed longer)
  3. In a bowl, mix ricotta, mozzarella/provolone, Parmesan basil, oregano and garlic. Stir well.
  4. Rinse pasta with cool water
  5. Spray 8x8 pan with nonstick spray (I love this Rachael Ray baking dish) 
  6. Add 1 cup marinara to bottom of pan
  7. Stuff shells with 2 tbsp filling per shell - use small spoon or hands
  8. Place each shell on top of the marinara 
  9. Cover with aluminum foil and Bake at 400 for 20 min
  10. In skillet, melt 1 Tbsp butter - add breadcrumbs - stir until toasty brown 1-2 min - spoon into a small bowl and set aside. 
  11. When 5 minutes left on shells - In same skillet melt 6 Tbsp butter
  12. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute
  13. Slowly stir in half and half and both cheeses 
  14. Stir together until all cheese are melted and sauce is smooth
  15. Remove shells from oven
  16. Spoon alfredo sauce over top and around shells
  17. Add a little more marinara on top
  18. Sprinkle bread crumbs and any extra Parmesan cheese on top
  19. Broil on high for 2-3 min until cheese browns slightly