In a Pinch Thursdays: Easy Schmeezy Stuffed Shells

Easy Schmeezy Stuffed Shells

Easy Schmeezy Stuffed Shells

This classic dish is one that is oh so simple and full of flavor.  It serves a crowd or you can eat off the leftovers for days (is it just me or does pasta always taste better second day?).  Enjoy:)

Serves 4-5

1 12 oz box of jumbo pasta shells

2 c Italian blend shredded cheese

1 24 oz jar of pasta sauce

1 egg (lightly beaten)

2 c chopped spinach

15 oz skim ricotta

1/2 c grated parmesan cheese

1/2 Tbs dried oregano

1/2 Tbs dried basil

dash of salt/cracked pepper

Preheat oven to 375.  Grease 9×13 glass pan.  Cook shells according to box directions.  Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine ricotta, 1 c italian cheese, parmesan, egg, oregano, basil and salt and pepper and spinach.

photo 1-2Drain pasta when done cooking and run cool water over shells to stop the cooking process.

photo 2-2Pour 3/4 c pasta sauce in bottom of glass pan.  Spoon ricotta mixture into shells and place in glass pan.  Pour remaining pasta sauce over top and sprinkle with 1 c italian cheese.

photo 3-1Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes.  Remove foil and bake for additional 10 minutes.  Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

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