Fall Recipe: Stuffed Pasta Shells


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


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.