Seventeen’s Stuffed Shell Casserole

6 Aug

Well thank you Michelle W! Folks, here is her beloved Now You’re Cooking page from May 1978.

In return, can anyone help her find a recipe she is seeking?

“Searching for vintage seventeen mag recipe for a vegetarian Mexican casserole recipe. Ingredients included corn tortillas, cottage cheese & green chile, canned tomatoes and kidney beans and corn. Sounds weird, I know, but it was delicious. It was the 1st recipe I ever made for my family who requested it many times. Unfortunately, I lost the recipe years ago. Any help in locating it would be fantastic.”

And now, back to the vintage Seventeen Now You’re Cooking page:

image1 (1)

Enter a caption






1 package 12 oz jumbo shell
1/2 lb Italian sweet sausage
1 jar spaghetti sauce
2 packages frozen spinach (10 oz each)
2 eggs
1 lb ricotta
1/2 lb mozzarella cheese grated
1 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoon parmesan cheese

Cook shells, drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside.
Brown crumbled sausage over medium heat, stirring frequently. Drain fat.  Add sauce and cover pan, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Make filling: drain spinach and squeeze out excess water. Add slightly beaten eggs, ricotta, mozzarella cheese and spices. Mix.
Preheat oven to 350. Put 1/2 cup of sauce on the bottom of 3qt casserole dish
Stuff each shell with 2 rounded tbsp of cheese mix and layer in pan. Pour remaining sauce over shells and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake for 30 minutes

One Response to “Seventeen’s Stuffed Shell Casserole”


  1. Vintage Seventeen recipe scores! | Saucy Cherie - September 19, 2019

    […] remember being 15, taking over the kitchen and cooking a meal all by myself – the stuffed shell recipe. And how my family loved it!  Requested it the following week! It felt wonderful – my way of […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: