Baked Pasta Shells in Tomato Sauce & Ricotta

Such a heartwarming baked pasta dish! With a few simple ingredients but yet such a mouthwatering dish. This dish is a true example that with just a few ingredients, a great meal can be created that can be enjoyed by everyone.

It’s a recipe that reminds me of home. This baked pasta is such a comfort food in our household. It’s simply creamy because of the ricotta, crunchy because of the cheese surface that is baked in the oven & so much more.

Give this baked pasta dish a try & let us know what your thoughts are about it.

Baked Pasta Shells in Tomato Sauce & Ricotta

A very simple, easy & quick way to create a delicious baked pasta dish. This pasta dish has a few key, simple ingredients but they're more then enough to have a tasty lunch/dinner for everyone!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 803 kcal


  • 500 g ricotta
  • 500 g pasta shells
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp parsley diced
  • 400 g tomato sauce
  • 200 g bechamel sauce
  • 150 g grated cheese
  • 3 medium eggs beaten
  • 430 ml milk


  • Preheat oven at 225C.
  • In an oven dish, mix the tomato sauce, ricotta, bechamel sauce, ¾of the portion of the grated cheese, parsley, olive oil, eggs & season with salt & pepper.
  • Mix in the pasta shells in with the sauce.
  • Add the milk with everything else & mix well together.
  • Cover the dish with aluminium foil. Cook in the oven for 1 hour.
  • Uncover the dish. Cook in the oven for 5-10 minutes more.


Calories: 803kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 33gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 203mgSodium: 655mgPotassium: 676mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1747IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 496mgIron: 3mg
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