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Ladies and Gentlemen, I have found the cure to my pasta pregnancy cravings! These Lasagna Stuffed Shells are absolutely to die for. I love regular lasagna and even zucchini lasagna, but these individual shells top the list by a long shot. I used Ragu Homestyle Thick and Hearty Roasted Garlic Sauce, and it turned out to be better than most homemade pasta sauces I have tried to make in the past… What kind of food blogger does that make me? Well, it makes me honest, and realistically, I’m perfectly okay with using jarred sauce.
One of the things I loved most about this recipe, was that Sydnee wanted to and was able to help. Growing up, my mom didn’t make any of us cook, and we were never interested; but now that I have my own family, I want to start my own traditions. I will never force Sydnee to cook dinner, but I certainly hope that it’s something she will grow to love and want to do. Does anyone else feel like homecooked meals are dying out with each generation?
Does anyone else feel like homecooked meals are dying out with each generation? I know a TON of people my age (undisclosed) who refuse to cook. They order take out, have fresh meals delivered through subscriptions, or they only own a microwave. It breaks my heart because some of the happiest and most memorable moments of my childhood revolve around the dinner table and a homecooked meal. I want that for my daughter and for her children, but I feel like it’s becoming less and less common. And that’s why I am always thrilled when she says she wants to help make dinner.
With this recipe, she was able to stir together the ricotta, eggs, parsley, and cheese. She also helped pour and spread the Ragu, and finally, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. The sparkle in her eyes when we put the dish in the oven was priceless. It was one of those moments I wanted to last forever.
Lasagna Stuffed Shells Recipe
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