Stuffed Shells with Smoky Marinara Recipe

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Submitted by rainygrl35

Makes 5 servings



Yield: 2 casseroles, 5 servings per dish (serving size: about 4 stuffed shells and about 1/2 cup smoky marinara)

Recipe Ingredients for Stuffed Shells with Smoky Marinara

1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
7 1/2 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
5 ounces chopped frozen spinach
8 ounces pasta

Recipe Directions for Stuffed Shells with Smoky Marinara

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 375.

  3. Coat 2 (13 x 9-inch) baking dishes with cooking spray; set aside.

  4. Place cottage cheese and ricotta cheese in a food processor; process until smooth. Combine cottage cheese mixture, Asiago, and next 6 ingredients (Asiago through spinach).

  5. Spoon or pipe 1 tablespoon cheese mixture into each shell. Arrange half of stuffed shells, seam sides up, in one prepared dish. Pour 3 cups Smoky Marinara over stuffed shells. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella. Repeat procedure with remaining stuffed shells, Smoky Marinara, and mozzarella in remaining prepared dish.

  6. Cover with foil. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

  7. To freeze unbaked casserole: Prepare through Step 5. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing to remove as much air as possible. Wrap with heavy-duty foil. Store in freezer for up to 2 months.

  8. To prepare frozen unbaked casserole: Preheat oven to 375. Remove foil; reserve foil. Remove plastic wrap; discard wrap. Cover frozen casserole with reserved foil; bake at 375 for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the shells are thoroughly heated.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 247.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
336
Calories from Fat
87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.7g
15%
Saturated Fat
4.8g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
57mg
19%
Sodium
638mg
27%
Potassium
584mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
40.4g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
7.1g
Protein
21.3g
Vitamin A 66% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 28% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in vitamin A
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