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spinach stuffed shells

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

My good friend Norma gave me a heart-healthy cookbook for my birthday and this stuffed shell recipe is one example of healthy cooking. Recipe:Convertible Cooking for a Healthy Heart Photo:

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For spinach stuffed shells

  • 1 pkg
    frozen spinach (10 oz.)
  • 1/4 c
    chopped scallions
  • 12 oz
    low fat cottage cheese
  • egg substitute to equal 1 egg
  • 1/4 c
    skim milk (optional)
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 20 lg
    pasta shells
  • 4 c
    meatless spaghetti sauce

How To Make spinach stuffed shells

  • 1
    Cook spinach and scallions in a small amount of water, following the directions on the spinach package; drain.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl mix cottage cheese, egg substitute, milk (if necessary to thin), and parsley. Add spinach and onion mixture along with salt and pepper and garlic powder. Mix thoroughly.
  • 3
    Partially boil pasta shells for about 9 minutes and stuff with spinach and cheese filling.
  • 4
    Spread about 1 cup of the spaghetti sauce on the bottom of a baking dish. Arrange shells in dish and top with remaining 3 cups of spaghetti sauce.
  • 5
    Cover and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes. Serve hot.