Sabtu, 02 Agustus 2014

Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Shells

I guess I can still keep my promise of healthy and delicious meals on the table for the year…This recipe just made my day. Ready to start cooking

Ingredients :
  •     30 jumbo pasta shells, cooked according to instructions on box
  •     2 cups marinara sauce
  •     1 cup ricotta cheese
  •     1 cup cottage cheese
  •     1 cup chopped frozen spinach, thawed
  •     salt and pepper to taste
  •     1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  •     ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  •     basil for garnish
Directions :
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, spinach, salt and pepper and mix well.
  3. In a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, spread out evenly a cup of the marinara sauce.
  4. Stuff each shell with a heaping tablespoon of the cheese and spinach mixture and place in the baking dish over the sauce.
  5. Top each shell with a tablespoon of the marinara sauce.
  6. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese evenly over each shell.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, after which change the heat to broil and bake for an additional 2 to 5 minutes so that the cheese browns a bit.
  8. Remove from oven and top with the Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

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