Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Shells

This makes a lot! Cut this recipe in half to fit in a 9X13 dish.

12 oz. jumbo pasta shells
4 c. ricotta cheese
1 c. cottage cheese
4 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 c. parmesan cheese
6 egg whites
1 tbsp. chopped parsley, 3/4 tsp. oregano(you can also substitute this combination with Italian seasoning)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
6-8 c. spaghetti sauce

Boil shells 10-12 minutes with 1 tsp salt. Drain and place in a single layer on wax paper to cool. Mix together all ingredients except spaghetti sauce and half of the mozzarella cheese. Fill each shell with about 2 tablespoons of cheese mixture. Spread a thin layer of spaghetti sauce in bottom of baking dish or pan. Place shells face up in pan. Cover with remaining spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese. Bake for 35 minutes at 350* Fills 36 shells.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

That sounds really good. I love getting new ideas for dinner.