Make-Ahead Stuffed Shells

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Appears in Cook's Country October/November 2007

Cheese-stuffed pasta shells are simple weeknight family fare. To transform this recipe into a make-ahead version, we aggressively season the filling and add extra liquid to the sauce; both tactics compensate for the effects of freezing.

SERVES8

TIME2¾ hours, plus 8 hours thawing

Make-Ahead Stuffed Shells

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Being able to prepare a satisfying weeknight pasta dish recipe ahead of time is a lifesaver for any time-crunched cook. We wanted to freeze the shells in a stuffed shells recipe, but we didn’t want to lose flavor and texture during freezing...

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