Spinach Stuffed Shells

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Serve Spinach Stuffed Shells with a crisp salad and crusty bread, and you will feel like you are having Sunday dinner in the middle of the week.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 15 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 envelope white sauce mix
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, prepare white sauce according to package directions; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, combine cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, egg white, basil, garlic powder, pepper and half of the spinach (save remaining spinach for another use). Pour half of the white sauce into a greased 11×7-in. baking dish.
  3. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; stuff each shell with 2 tablespoons spinach mixture. Arrange over sauce. Top with remaining white sauce.
  4. Cover and bake 25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Spinach-Stuffed Shells in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p15
SHOPPING LIST
  • 15 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 envelope white sauce mix
  •  (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg white
  •  dried basil
  •  garlic powder
  •  pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach
  •  shredded Parmesan cheese
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