Thursday, June 9, 2011

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

This is a hands down family favorite! It is easy to make ahead of time and also sneaks some spinach into my family's diet.

24 jumbo pasta shells
500g cottage cheese
300g frozen, chopped spinach, thawed
1 cup cheese shredded
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
pepper
olive oil
1 cup pasta sauce

- Boil noodles as directed on package.
- In bowl combine cheeses, spinach and seasonings to make filling.
NOTE: Strain the cottage cheese and spinach to remove excess liquid. I even will squeeze the thawed spinach with my hands a bit.
- Drizzle bottom of baking dish with olive oil so shells do not stick.
- Stuff each shell with a heaping spoonfull of filling and place in baking dish.
- Dollop each stuffed shell with your favorite pasta sauce.
- Warm either in microwave (5 minutes) or in oven 10 minutes @ 350.
- Makes 24 shells.

3 comments:

  1. This is right up my alley. Did you use dried cottage cheese curds like you would for lasagna, or just plain ole sloppy cottage cheese? Anywho, can't WAIT to try this!

    Thanks Alison!

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  2. Love all the bright colors in this one -- we enjoy stuffed shells with spinach & mushrooms.

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