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Cheese Stuffed Shells

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For sauce
  Olive oil 2 Teaspoon
  Onion 4 Ounce, finely chopped (1 Medium One)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced (Medium One)
  Dried basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Dried oregano 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Canned whole tomatoes in tomato puree 16 Ounce (1 Can)
  Dry white wine/Red wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Pinch
For filling and pasta
  Small curd low fat cottage cheese 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Farmers cheese 8 1⁄2 Ounce, crumbled to make 1 cup (1 Package Of Seven 1.2 Ounce Or 1 Cup)
  Egg 1 Large
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese 5 Tablespoon
  Chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Freshly grated nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Jumbo pasta shells 5 1⁄2 Ounce (20 In Number)

1. MAKE THE SAUCE: Spoon the oil into a heavy medium saucepan. Add the onion and saute over moderate heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds longer. Stir in the basil, oregano, sugar and tomatoes, breaking them up with a spoon. Pour in the wine and add the salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer over low heat until thickened slightly and reduced to 2 cups, 10 to 15 minutes.
2. MAKE THE FILLING AND PASTA: Adjust a shelf to the upper third of the oven and preheat to 400°. Spread 1/2 cup of the sauce into a 12-by-8-inch shallow baking dish.
3. In a medium bowl stir together the cottage cheese, farmer's cheese, egg, 4 tablespoons Parmesan, parsley, nutmeg, pepper and salt to taste.
4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Drop in the shells and stir constantly until the water returns to a boil. Stir frequently thereafter, and cook until firm-tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain in a colander. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the cheese filling into each shell. Arrange them over the sauce in the prepared pan. Spoon the remaining 1 1/2 cups of sauce over the tops. Bake until hot and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle on the remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1910 Calories from Fat 599

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 65 g99.7%

Saturated Fat 31.3 g156.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 386.8 mg128.9%

Sodium 4248.2 mg177%

Total Carbohydrates 177 g59.1%

Dietary Fiber 14.7 g58.7%

Sugars 42.8 g

Protein 132 g263.9%

Vitamin A 98.5% Vitamin C 123.1%

Calcium 137.3% Iron 43.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe