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Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells - a recipe

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2017 at 1:52 PM
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Here's another one Ramona helped me make on Sunday.  It's very good!!


Spinach and cheese stuffed pasta shells

6 servings

12 dried jumbo pasta shells
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 T olive oil
1 (10 oz) package frozen spinach, thawed and well drained
3/4 cup ricotta cheese, part skim
1 cup shredded Italian cheese, or 1/2 cup Parmesan and 1/2 cup mozzarella
1/4 t salt
2 cups marinara or pasta sauce

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil and cook pasta to al dente according to pkg directions. Drain, rinse in cold water, drain again.

While pasta is cooking, in a skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil; cook carrots, zucchini, and onion until tender, about 3-5 minutes. Sir in Spinach and cook an additional 1 minute, stirring frequently.

Transfer spinach mixture to a large bowl. Add ricotta, 1/2 of the shredded cheese, and salt to the mixture.

Pour 1 cup marinara sauce in the bottom of an ungreased 8x8 baking dish. Spoon spinach/ricotta mixture into each shell, about 2 rounded tablespoons per shell. Arrange stuffed shells over the sauce in the baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over top of shells. Cover with aluminum foil.

Bake until bubbly, about 20 minutes. Add remaining cheese, re-cover with foil, and cook until melted, about 10 minutes.

Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.




by on Feb. 15, 2017 at 1:52 PM
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Marinefranksmom
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 9:43 PM
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ooooooooh!!  I think hubby (and I) would love these!!  Thanks!

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