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Stuffed Shells Marinara

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  Jumbo pasta shells 6 Ounce (24 nos., 1/2 of a 12-ounce box)
  Green onions 2 , finely chopped
  Canned peeled tomatoes 16 Ounce, drained (1 can)
  Basil leaf 1 Tablespoon, crumbled
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Low fat cottage cheese 1 Pound
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon, grated
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Ground nutmeg 1 Pinch (to taste)

1. For the stuffing mix the cottage cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, parmesan cheese, parsley and nutmeg and keep it aside, covered.

2. In a 2 quart microwave safe bowl put the green onion and microwave at full power for 2 minutes, stirring once, covered with wax paper.
3. Mix the tomatoes, breaking it up slightly with a spoon; add the basil and the 1 teaspoon of salt and cover with wax paper.
5. Cook in the microwave for 10 minutes at full power, stirring once.
6. Remove it and leave it to rest for a few minutes uncovered.
7. Follow the directions on the package and cook the pasta shells (about 9 to 10 minutes), drain and avoid overcooking as it will break later.
8. Stuff the shells with the cheese mixture arrange them on a 9 inch microwave safe round (or square or rectangle) dish.
9. Pour the sauce over the pasta, cover with wax paper and microwave for 4 minutes at half power.
10. Turn the dish a little bit to make sure it cooks evenly from all sides and microwave again for 4 to 6 minutes at half power more, or until bubbling hot.

11. Serve hot with grated cheese of your choice, preferable parmesan or mozzarella.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 208 Calories from Fat 34

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g5.9%

Saturated Fat 1.6 g8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 11 mg3.7%

Sodium 953.2 mg39.7%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.3%

Sugars 5.4 g

Protein 16 g31.3%

Vitamin A 20.9% Vitamin C 18.7%

Calcium 16.4% Iron 5.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Stuffed Shells Marinara Recipe