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5 Cheese Stuffed Lumaconi

Five kinds of cheesetender-chewy pasta, and a simple tomato sauce makes this five cheese StuffedLumaconi elegant enough for company and tasty enough to make you crave it for every meal. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cheese stuffed shells, homemade tomato sauce, ricotta cheese recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1058kcal


  • 1 package HemisFares Lumaconi Pasta Find #22
  • 32 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt divided
  • 1 egg
  • 3-4 tablespoons HemisFares Extra Virgin Olive Oil Find #48
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 28 ounces Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil
  • additional parmesan cheese for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cook lumaconi according to the package directions for “al dente” or just slightly under cooked. Drain pasta and lay on paper towels to slightly dry.
  • For the cheese mixture, combine cheeses, egg and ½ teaspoon salt until well mixed and spoon into a large Ziploc bag. Squeeze mixture into one corner of the bag and snip off the end. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil until it shimmers and stir in garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds, and stir in tomatoes, salt, and sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes on low. Stir in basil. 
  • Spoon about a cup of sauce over the bottom of a large baking dish. Working one at a time, squeeze a steady stream of cheese into each pasta shell. Place each filled shell into the baking dish and spoon remaining tomato sauce over the filled pasta once all the cheese mixture is used.  Cover pan with foil and bake for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly, removing foil for last 10 minutes of cooking. Serve hot with additional parmesan cheese grated over the top. 


This cheese filling can be used in any type of large pasta shell. Look for Lumaconi, Manicotti, or Large Shells-- all can be used! 


Serving: 1servings | Calories: 1058kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 79g | Saturated Fat: 43g | Cholesterol: 278mg | Sodium: 1923mg | Potassium: 980mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2735IU | Vitamin C: 18.7mg | Calcium: 1367mg | Iron: 4.9mg