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Herb Cheese Stuffed Pasta with Tomato Basil Sauce

Surabhi Sehgal
Pasta shells stuffed with herb cheese, served with a fresh Tomatoes and Basil sauce
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people


For Pasta

  • 7-8 Store bought large Pasta Shells for stuffing
  • 200 gms Ricotta cheese/ Cottage Cheese 
  • 5-6 Basil Leaves Finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Parsley Finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Caper Berries Optional
  • Salt To taste
  • Black Pepper To taste

For Sauce

  • 3 Tomatoes  Pureed
  • 2-3 Cloves Garlic Finely Chopped
  • Basil Leaves Few
  • ½ tbsp Paprika Powder
  • Salt To Taste
  • ¼ tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil


To make the stuffed Pasta

  • Boil pasta in salted water till Al Dente (approx 12-13 mins)
  • Strain and cool
  • In a bowl add Ricotta/ Cottage Cheese, Caper Berries, Basil, Parsley, Salt and Pepper. 
  • Mix with a light hand
  • Stuff this mix in the cooked Pasta shells and keep aside

To make the sauce

  • In a pan add the Olive Oil, once warm add Garlic and sautee till light brown. 
  • Now add the paprika powder, pureed Tomatoes and the tomato paste, salt, sugar and fresh basil leaves. Cover and gently simmer for 25-30 minutes. 
  • Transfer the sauce to a baking dish, top with the Pasta Shells and leave in the oven at 200 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 
  • Top with olive oil and Parmesan Cheese (optional) before serving.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword italian food, pasta, stuffed pasta