Stuffed Pasta Shells Casserole
Stuffed Pasta Shells Casserole

Stuffed Pasta Shells Casserole

50 Min(s)
25 Min(s) Prep
25 Min(s) Cook
Healthy Living
Stuff pasta shells with a seasoned mix of cottage cheese, shredded mozzarella and Parmesan. This Stuffed Pasta Shells Casserole is a hearty dish!
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
24 jumbo pasta shells
2 large carrots, shredded (about 1 cup)
1 egg white
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 375°F.
2
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
3
Combine pasta sauce and carrots; spread 1/2 cup onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
4
Mix cottage cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella, Parmesan, egg white and basil until blended; spoon into shells. Place over sauce in baking dish; top with remaining pasta sauce mixture. Cover.
5
Bake 25 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining mozzarella; bake 2 min. or until melted.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
How to Easily Fill the Pasta Shells
Spoon cottage cheese mixture into freezer-weight resealable plastic bag. Cut piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to pipe cottage cheese mixture into the cooked pasta shells.
Tip 2
Make Ahead
This easy-to-make casserole can be assembled ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 24 hours before baking as directed, increasing the baking time to 40 to 45 min. or until heated through before topping with the remaining mozzarella.
Tip 3
Food Facts
There are between 35 and 40 jumbo pasta shells in a 12-oz. package. The number of shells varies among the different brands. This recipe uses about 2/3 of a 12-oz. pkg.
Tip 4
Nutrition Bonus
You're sure to savor the blend of flavors in this easy-to-make low-calorie, low-fat meal. In addition to being a good source of calcium from the mozzarella cheese, it's also rich in vitamin A from the colorful carrots.
Nutrition
Calories
400
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
13%
Saturated Fat 4.5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg
8%
Sodium 930mg
40%
Total Carbohydrates 52g
19%
Dietary Fibers 4g
14%
Sugars 13g
26%
Protein 25g
50%
Vitamin A
140%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
45%
Iron
20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
6 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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