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Stuffed pasta shells

9
9
9
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
40 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
This classic dish of marinara-drenched pasta stuffed with ricotta, cottage cheese, and garlic is perfect for a family meal, potluck gathering, or casual entertaining.

Ingredients

Uncooked jumbo shells

6 oz, (about 24)

Part-skim ricotta cheese

1¼ cup(s)

1% low fat cottage cheese

1¼ cup(s)

Raw egg(s)

1 large, beaten

Garlic clove(s)

1 clove(s), medium, minced

Fresh parsley

2 tbsp(s), freshly chopped

Dried oregano

1 tsp(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s), or to taste

Black pepper

¼ tsp(s)

Store bought marinara sauce

2½ cup(s)

Grated Parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Bring large saucepan filled two-thirds full of salted water to boil. Add shells, reduce heat, and simmer until shells are just tender, about 10 minutes. Drain well, shaking strainer to remove as much water as possible; let cool slightly
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 7-x-11-inch baking dish or 2-quart gratin dish with nonstick spray.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together ricotta, cottage cheese, egg, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper in large bowl.
  4. Spread about 3/4 cup marinara in prepared dish. Spoon ricotta mixture evenly into shells, filling each one just barely full. Arrange in baking dish, filling side up. Spoon remaining marinara sauce over top and sprinkle evenly with Parmesan. Bake until sauce is bubbling, about 20 minutes.
  5. Serving size: 4 stuffed shells with sauce

Notes

Smart pointers: Sauté broccoli florets, red bell pepper strips, and garlic in a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to make a 5-minute, 0 SmartPoints® side dish.