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postheadericon Vegetarian Stuffed Pasta Shells

4.00 avg. rating (84% score) - 4 votes

Vegetarian Stuffed Pasta Shells is a delicious and easy recipe for an Italian- style favorite entree. It’s also healthy; being a Vegetarian and Weight Watchers friendly recipe as well. Even Meat-Lovers will enjoy this one. Vegetarian Stuffed Pasta Shells will be loved by all your family, fvegetarian-stuffed-pasta-shellsriends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 40 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (10 oz) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1 (16 oz) carton fat free cottage cheese
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 egg white
1 (0.7 oz) envelope Italian salad dressing mix
1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided
20 jumbo pasta shells (for stuffing), cooked, cooled
1 (14 oz) jar spaghetti sauce

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400° F.

2. Combine together the first 5 ingredients. Stir in 1/2 cup Mozzarella; spoon into shells.

3. Spread half of the spaghetti sauce onto bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Place shells in dish; top with remaining sauce and mozzarella. Cover and bake 30 minutes or until heated through; uncover and bake another 10 minutes.

Healthy Note: (Save 380mg sodium per serving by preparing with reduced-sodium low-fat cottage cheese & low-sodium spaghetti sauce).

Yield: 5 Servings
Serving Size: 4 Shells per serving.

WeightWatchers PointsPlus+ = 9

Carb  Choices: 3

Diet Exchange:
3 Starch + 1 Vegetable + 2 Meat(L)

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 350, Total Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Carbohydrates: 48g, Fiber: 5g, Sodium: 1350mg, Sugars: 11g, Protein: 23g, Vitamin A: 160 %DV, Vitamin C: 40 %DV, Calcium: 40 %DV, Iron: 20 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/stuffed-shells-52713.aspx

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