Mmm, these conchiglie grande (giant pasta shells) stuffed with a beautiful beef mince, tomato, cheese, herb and spice mixture make a lovely hearty main. Serve with fresh rocket salad and crusty Italian bread for a full-on gorgeous Italian meal.
This is a good, solid recipe. I made just a few minor changes: sauteed fresh garlic with the meat instead of using garlic powder, added a few extra seasonings, and cut the meat down to one pound. As always, I used a little Ziploc baggy with the corner cut out to pipe the filling into the shells. Hassle free! I prepared this early in the day, refrigerated, then baked for dinner. Turned out great. Thanks - 10 May 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
the recipe is solid but... the cottage cheese has got to go us ricotta - 07 May 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was great! I used 1lb Italian Sausage instead of ground beef and ricotta instead of cottage cheese. I also just used a jar of spaghetti sauce because I had it on hand. Everything turned out AMAZING! Thank you so much for this recipe, I will be making it again! - 15 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)