Charlotte Wedding Planner :: Two For Tuesday

My wonderful sister-in-law just moved back to North Carolina from Prague on Saturday! After picking her up from the airport I knew we would have to have a comfort food filled weekend. Saturday we made my fiance’s famous chili in the crockpot to last us the whole weekend and last night we made these amazing Stuffed Shells. Holy moly…these things were SO DARN GOOD! These are a classic Italian comfort food. Chop it all up, stuff those shells, dump on some sauce, sprinkle on some cheese and TA DA! I cut the recipe in half, as usual, and had enough for lunch today. I just ate 4 more shells and am now in a state of bliss. Enjoy!


  • 1 pound dry ziti pasta
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
  • 6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.
2. In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
4. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.



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