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I make my own spaghetti sauce for this but store bought sauce is okay, just make sure it equals 3 cups which will be divided. Anita Austin, TX USA * Exported from MasterCook Mac * Stuffed Shells Recipe By : Mr. Food Cooks Like Mama Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time 0:15 Categories : Pasta Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -------- ------------ -------------------------------- ---Spaghetti Sauce--- (my own recipe) 1 lb ground turkey -- cooked 1 8 oz pkg mushrooms -- sliced 1/2 c onions -- chopped 1/2 c bell peppers -- chopped 2 cloves garlic -- minced 2 14.5 oz cans tomatoes -- crushed 1 6 oz can tomato paste 1 tsp granulated sugar 3 tsps oregano 3 tsps basil 2 tsps salt 1 tsp black pepper ---Stuffing for Shells--- 1 12 oz pkg jumbo pasta shells 1 24 oz pkg fat-free cottage cheese 3 c fat-free mozzarella cheese (I use Healthy Choice) 1/2 c fat-free Parmesan cheese (I use Weight Watchers) 2 egg whites 1 tbsp parsley 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper To prepare spaghetti sauce, saute' mushrooms, onions, peppers, and garlic until tender. Then, add meat and cook until no pink remains. Drain. Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover; and simmer for 30 minutes. Then, set aside. Preheat oven at 350. To prepare stuffing, bring water to a boil in a large pot and add shells. Return to a boil, then continue cooking for 5 to 6 minutes more, or until shells are barely tender. Drain and set aside on flat baking sheet (to prevent sticking). In a mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg whites, parsley, salt, and pepper. Pour 1 cup of spaghetti sauce onto bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2" pan. Fill each shell generously with cheese mixture, about 1 tablespoon in each shell. Place filled shells in pan. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over each shell, then top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Stuffed Shells


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I make my own
spaghetti sauce for this but store bought sauce is okay, just
make sure it equals 3 cups which will be divided.
Anita
Austin, TX
USA

* Exported from MasterCook Mac *

Stuffed Shells

Recipe By : Mr. Food Cooks Like Mama
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time 0:15
Categories :
Pasta

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
---
Spaghetti Sauce--- (my own recipe)
1 lb ground
turkey -- cooked
1 8 oz pkg mushrooms -- sliced
1/2 c onions -- chopped
1/2 c bell peppers -- chopped
2 cloves
garlic -- minced
2 14.5 oz cans tomatoes -- crushed
1 6 oz can
tomato paste
1 tsp
granulated
sugar
3 tsps
oregano
3 tsps
basil
2 tsps
salt
1 tsp black pepper
---
Stuffing for Shells---
1 12 oz pkg jumbo
pasta shells
1 24 oz pkg
fat-free cottage
cheese
3 c
fat-free mozzarella
cheese (I use Healthy Choice)
1/2 c
fat-free Parmesan
cheese (I use Weight Watchers)
2
egg whites
1 tbsp
parsley
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

To prepare
spaghetti sauce, saute' mushrooms, onions, peppers, and garlic
until tender. Then, add meat and cook until no pink remains.
Drain. Stir in
undrained tomatoes,
tomato paste, sugar, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
Bring to a
boil; reduce heat. Cover; and simmer for 30 minutes. Then, set
aside. Preheat oven at 350. To prepare
stuffing, bring water to a boil in a
large
pot and add shells. Return to a boil, then continue cooking for 5 to
6 minutes more, or until shells are barely tender.
Drain and set aside on
flat
baking sheet (to prevent sticking). In a mixing bowl, combine cottage
cheese, 2 cups mozzarella
cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg whites, parsley,
salt, and pepper. Pour 1 cup of spaghetti sauce onto bottom of a 13 x 9 x
2"
pan. Fill each shell generously with cheese mixture, about 1 tablespoon
in each
shell. Place filled shells in pan. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce
over each
shell, then top with remaining mozzarella
cheese. Bake for 45
minutes or until golden.


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from Warren Michigan, United States wrote:3  3

Cottage Cheese is not for stuffed shells unless your a hillbilly.
If your going to eat Italian food... do it right! This recipe is an insult to Italian cooking!
1 starsMay 21, 2003


 
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