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I started this blog a long time ago as when it was "What's Cooking at My house" and before my mad photography skills kicked in and before we went gluten free. With that said you never know what you might find here. There's a little something for everyone I believe. But my hope is to provide more recipes with better photos to tempt your tummy. *smile*

Friday, October 3, 2008

Veggie Stuffed Shells

These are great for those times when you don't want a meat but still want to get filled up. They were delicious!

1 box of jumbo pasta shells
2 tsp. olive oil
2 1/2 cups of chopped broccoli
1 cup shredded carrot
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 10oz. box of chopped frozen spinach, thawed
1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
1 cup low fat cottage cheese or part-skin ricotta ( I actually used plain yogurt because I was out of both of those and it worked just fine)
2 TBS grated Parmesan
dash of salt and pepper
1 Jar of favorite spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup Italian blend shredded cheese

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cook pasta according to package directions.
2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Saute' broccoli, carrots, onions and garlic 3 mins. or until just tender. Add spinach and 1/2 cup water; cover and cook 2 minutes.
3. Remove cover and cook until liquid is mostly evaporated. Remove from heat and stir in basil, cottage cheese, Parmesan and salt and pepper. Spread sauce on bottom of a 13 x 9 in. baking dish.
4. Fill each pasta shell with a rounded TBS of filling; arrange in baking dish. Sprinkle with Italian blend cheese and cover tightly with foil. Bake 35 mins until hot and bubbly.


1 comment:

Susieqtpies said...

These look YUMMY! I'm wanting to post some meatless meals on my blog and I have a Guest Chef feature. Could I post this recipe and pic? It would link up to your blog,etc! Thanks I saw you on Gooseberry today! I love their books too and made a video for that same cookbook! I'm following your blog on Newtworked blogs and Google Friend connect!!! Come friend me! Oh and another thing we also homeschool!