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March 4, 2011

Stuffed Shells

This is a great and easy vegetarian meal. It was a nice change from eating a bunch of meat every meal. Try it, it's super easy and delicious. And as you can see from the photo, I had already dug in when I remembered to take a picture!

Here is the recipe adapted from This Week for Dinner.

Prep Time: 15 min | Cooking Time: 30-35 min | Difficulty: Easy | Serves: 2

Ingredients:
– Quarter Box Of Pasta Shells (About 10)
- 1/2 15 oz.Container of Ricotta Cheese
- 2-3 Cloves Of Garlicmashed through garlic press or finely chopped
- About 1/2 Tsp. Salt
- A Few Shakes Of Black Pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Basil
- 1 Eggslightly beaten
- About Quarter of a Jar Of Tomato-Based Pasta Sauce
- Handful Shredded Fresh Parmesan Cheese
- A Few Handfuls Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions:
1. Boil shells as per package directions. Drain and make sure they don’t stick to each other.

2. Mix together the ricotta, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, and egg.

3. Stuff your shells, maybe about a tablespoon per shell. Use up all the filling for about 20-24 shells.

4. Place shells in a 9x9 baking dish, drizzle with pasta sauce, then sprinkle the top with mozzarella cheese.

5. Bake in 350 degree oven until hot and bubbly, about 25-30 minutes or so.

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