Italian-American cookbook author Lidia Bastianich, whose latest book is Lidia's Favorite Recipes
, says a bubbling casserole of shell-shaped pasta stuffed with ricotta is something everyone in her family, from kids to grandmothers, loves. If you're going to make the dish ahead of time, place four to six shells in each container, ladle sauce over them and seal. They'll keep in the freezer for up to two months.
Get the recipe: Baked Stuffed Shells