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Stuffed Italian Shells

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  Jumbo shells 6 Ounce (Half Of 12 Ounce Package)
  Butter 3 Teaspoon
  Ground pork 1⁄2 Pound
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Minced onion 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Minced celery 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Ricotta cheese 1⁄2 Pound
  Shredded mozzarella cheese 1⁄4 Pound
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Dry bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Spaghetti sauce 2 Pint (2 Jars)

Cook shells in 2 qts boiling water to which 1 tbs salt has been added.
Boil for 20 to 25 minutes, drain and cool.
Melt butter in a large frying pan, add pork and beef, cook until lightly browned.
Add onion, garlic and celery.
Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until celery is tender.
Remove from heat and stir in all grated cheeses, salt, bread crumbs and parsley.
Stuff each shell with slightly cooled mixture and close.
Pour one jar of meatless spaghetti sauce into a shallow casserole dish.
Arrange stuffed shells in the casserole and top with rest of sauce.
Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4623 Calories from Fat 2568

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 287 g441.8%

Saturated Fat 110.8 g554.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 757.4 mg252.5%

Sodium 7778.8 mg324.1%

Total Carbohydrates 279 g93.2%

Dietary Fiber 33.4 g133.4%

Sugars 40.2 g

Protein 234 g467%

Vitamin A 185% Vitamin C 39.5%

Calcium 179.7% Iron 116.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Stuffed Italian Shells Recipe