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Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Jumbo Shells

Category: Main Dishes
posted by: cmuntz
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  • 30 jumbo pasta shells, cooked according to instructions on box

  • 2 cups marinara sauce

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese

  • 1 cup cottage cheese

  • 1 cup chopped frozen spinach, thawed

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • basil for garnish

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, spinach, salt and pepper and mix well.
  3. In a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, spread out evenly a cup of the marinara sauce.
  4. Stuff each shell with a heaping tablespoon of the cheese and spinach mixture and place in the baking dish over the sauce.
  5. Top each shell with a tablespoon of the marinara sauce. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese evenly over each shell.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, after which change the heat to broil and bake for an additional 2 to 5 minutes so that the cheese browns a bit.
  7. Remove from oven and top with the Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
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