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Very Veggie Stuffed Shells Recipe

Looking for an easy Very Veggie Stuffed shells recipe? Learn how to make Very Veggie Stuffed shells using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by hails13

Makes 8 servings



Lactose free, great with a side salad.

Recipe Ingredients for Very Veggie Stuffed shells

12 ounces pasta shells
10 ounces frozen spinach
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
12 3/10 ounces extra firm Tofu, drained
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 4/5 ounces sliced black olives, drained
1/2 cup basil, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
32 ounces spaghetti sauce
4 tablespoons pine nuts

Recipe Directions for Very Veggie Stuffed shells

  1. Bring a large stockpot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta shells al dente, according to the package directions (usually 12 minutes.)

  2. Meanwhile, put frozen spinach in a microwave-safe dish with a lid. Cover and microwave on high about 5 minutes. Remove lid and set aside to cool.

  3. In a non-stick skillet with a lid, heat olive oil on medium.

  4. Saute onion for 2 minutes, until brown on edges.

  5. Reduce heat to low. Stir in garlic and mushrooms. Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes.

  6. Place tofu in a medium-size mixing bowl.

  7. Sprinkle lemon juice over tofu and stir with a fork, crumbling tofu into small curds that resemble ricotta cheese.

  8. While tofu marinates in juice, drain the spinach.

  9. Squeeze all the excess water out of the spinach, one handful at a time.

  10. Once mushrooms have sauteed 10 minutes, stir in tofu, spinach, olives, basil, salt and pepper.

  11. Simmer over low heat another 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 375.

  12. Spread spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a 12x8" baking dish.

  13. Gently spoon vegetable-tofu filling into the shells.

  14. Arrange in tight rows on top of the sauce. Bake for 15 minutes on the middle rack.

  15. Raise oven heat to broil.

  16. Sprinkle shells with pine nuts and broil (still on middle rack) for 5 minutes.

  17. Serve warm with garlic bread and a green salad.

Categories

Main Dish, Italian, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 304.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
558
Calories from Fat
93
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.3g
16%
Saturated Fat
1.8g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Sodium
9923mg
413%
Potassium
1462mg
42%
Total Carbohydrates
103.3g
34%
Dietary Fiber
5.6g
22%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
18.0g
Vitamin A 71% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 33% Iron 39%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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