Fall Recipe: Stuffed Pasta Shells


| 9/23/2010 9:30:12 AM


Tags: fall recipe, fall recipes, stuffed pasta shells, pasta, Italian, romance, dinner for two, family, basil, sausage, spinach, tomato sauce, Muir Glen,

Stuffed Pasta Shells
Makes 12 servings (2 pasta shells each)  

Full of rich flavor and nutritious ingredients, this easy-to-make Italian recipe, courtesy of Muir Glen, will satisfy families of all sizes. Fulfill a family of hungry kids, or light some candles and enjoy a romantic dinner for two—with leftovers to last the week! 

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Start to Finish: 1 Hour 20 Minutes 

stuffed pasta shells 
Enjoy a hearty dinner of pasta shells stuffed with cheese, spinach and Italian turkey sausage. Photo Courtesy Muir Glen. 

24 jumbo pasta shells (from 12-oz box)  
1 lb lean Italian turkey sausage, casings removed  
1 container (15 oz) light ricotta cheese  
2 cups shredded reduced-fat Italian cheese blend (8 oz)  
1 box (9 oz) frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain  
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves  
3/4 cup finely shredded carrots (1 medium)  
1 jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen organic Italian herb pasta sauce 

1.  Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.  




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