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Macaroni Stuffed Shells

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Ingredients
  Catelli sea shells 12 Ounce (1 Package)
  Celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Onion 4 Tablespoon, chopped
  Vegetable oil 3 Tablespoon
  Cottage cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Canned shrimp 7 Ounce, drained, flaked (1 Can)
  Frozen spinach 10 Ounce, cooked, drained and chopped (1 Package)
  Egg 1 , slightly beaten
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Chicken broth 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Cook the sea shells according to package directions.
2) Drain and rinse with cold water.
3) Drain again and chill.
4) Preheat the oven to 375°F, for baking.

MAKING
4) In a frying pan, add oil and cook celery and half of the onion until tender. Drain well.
5) Combine the cooked celery and onion with cottage cheese, shrimp, spinach, egg, salt, oregano, lemon juice and pepper. Mix well.
6) Stuff the cooked sea shells with this mixture and keep aside.
7) In a saucepan, cook the rest of the onion in hot oil until soft.
8) Blend in flour and salt to the onion.
9) Gradually add milk and chicken broth.
10) Cook, stirring until the sauce thickens.
11) Then, add cheese.
12) In a baking dish, pour half of this sauce.
13) Arrange the stuffed shells in 2 layers in the sauce.
14) Bake in the preheated oven, covered, for 15 minutes.
15) Sprinkle the remaining sauce on top and bake again, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

SERVING
16) Garnish with parsley, if desired, before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Sauce
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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