Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Baked Stuffed Pasta Shells

Baked Stuffed Pasta Shells

12 oz pkg of Jumbo Shells Pasta

Cook shells in boiling water and a little salt until tender but not fully cooked.

1 small onion chopped
1 clove of garlic smashed and shopped
2 eggs slightly beaten
8 oz of Ricotta Cheese
½ cup Italian flavored breadcrumbs
1 tblsp parsley flakes
½ cup grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
(optional: 2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken or turkey)

2 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese

In la large bowl, combine:
onion, garlic, eggs, ricotta, breadcrumbs, parsley flakes, pecorino cheese.
(You may also add chicken or turkey at this time, also)
Fill Shells with mixture.

Spread tomato sauce on bottom of 9 x 13 baking dish with cover .
Arrange shells on sauce, then cover shells with tomato sauce.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.
Uncover, spoon more sauce over shells.
Top with Mozzarella Cheese and bake another 10 minutes.

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