Stuffed Shells

Ive had a mad craving for some italian food lately so  I made these shells which are awesome. I seriously could have ate the whole pan but I settled for 2!  The recipe makes 10 shells.

10 dried jumbo pasta shells

1 cup ricotta cheese

3/4  cup  shredded mozzarella

3 tbsp grated reduced fat parmesan, divided

1 large egg white

2 tsp  finely chopped parsley

1/4 tsp garlic powder

salt and pepper

2 1/2 cups marinara sauce, recipe below


Preheat oven to 350. Cook pasta to al dente. Drain and reserve.  Mix ricotta, 2 tbsp parmesan, mozzarella, salt peper, egg white, parsley, and garlic powder together. Stuff each shell with about a heaping tbsp. of the ricotta mixture. Spread 1/2 cup marinara sauce into bottom of 10 in. round baking pan. Lay stuffed shells side by side, open side up. Pour remaining sauce over the top. Sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese on the top.


Marinara Sauce:

1  1/2 tbsp evoo

1 small onion, finely chopped

3 cloves fresh garlic, grated

3 14 oz cans whole tomatoes, crushed with your hands

1 tbsp oregano

1 tsp rosemary

1 tsp parsley

1 tbsp sugar

salt and pepper

7 basil leaves, torn

Saute onion and garlic in evoo until tender, about 5 mins or so. Add everything else to the pan and simmer about 2o mins.




1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. thecookingnurse
    May 07, 2009 @ 14:27:48

    My mom always made stuffed shells growing up, these look good!


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