When was the last time you had stuffed shells? However long it’s been, these are an awesome comfort food we’re bringing back to the table. If you can’t bear the thought of another frozen “lasagna” dinner, frozen (read: freezer burned) canneloni, or frozen ravioli skillfully dropped into a pot of water until it floats to the top, stuffed shells just may be your redemption shot.

This dish is pasta, ricotta and tomato sauce at its simplest, and, we think, at its finest. Use good-quality jarred marinara to save time, or try your hand at our favorite super-quick homemade version. Present these to your dinner guests and relish in the sounds of “ooh,” “aah,” and “I haven’t had stuffed shells in years.” Continue relishing, and then suggest that maybe someone else do the dishes in your honor.