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Cheesy Veggie Stuffed Shells

Everyone loves pasta and this veggie-packed version of ricotta stuffed shells offers all the flavor and comfort of a classic, family-favorite with a healthy twist. Prepare it for Sunday supper or add it to the recipe box as a go-to potluck dish.

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Cheesy Veggie Stuffed Shells

Cheesy Veggie Stuffed Shells

Everyone loves pasta and this veggie-packed version of ricotta stuffed shells offers all the flavor and comfort of a classic, family-favorite with a healthy twist. Prepare it for Sunday supper or add it to the recipe box as a go-to potluck dish.

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 jumbo pasta shells, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped Little Bear sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup shredded zucchini
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (26 oz.) jar low-sodium pasta sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix ricotta, ½ cup mozzarella, Parmesan, egg, spinach, onion, mushrooms, zucchini and garlic in large mixing bowl.
  3. Fill each cooked pasta shell with 2 Tbsp. cheese/vegetable mixture and arrange in 13x9-inch baking dish. Top with pasta sauce and bake 30 minutes. Top with remaining ½ cup mozzarella and bake 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 626Total Fat: 18.21gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 463mgCarbohydrates: 84.51gFiber: 12.05gProtein: 29.79g

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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