"Healthified" Sausage Stuffed Shells
24jumbo pasta shells
1 lbground lean spicy italian turkey sausage
1 box9 oz.frozen chopped spinach, thawed and water removed
1container low-fat ricotta cheese
2 cshredded reduced-fat italian cheese blend
1/2 tspdried basil leaves
How to Make "Healthified" Sausage Stuffed Shells
- Heat oven to 350. Spray 13x9-inch (3 qt) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
- In 10-inch skillet, crumble sausage. cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain.
- In medium bowl, stir ricotta, 1 cup of the Italian cheese blend, the spinach and basil until well mixed. Stir in carrots and sausage.
- Spread about 1/2 cup of the pasta sauce over bottom of baking dish. Spoon about 3 tablespoons sausage mixture into each pasta shell. Arrange shells, filled sides up, on sauce in baking dish. pour remaining sauce over stuffed shells. Spray 15-inch piece of foil with cooking spray; cover shells with foil. Bake 40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup Italian cheese blend. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. High altitude(3500-6500 ft): Heat oven to 375F.