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Spinach and Walnut Stuffed Shells

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  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 1 1⁄3 Tablespoon (1 Tablespoon Plus 1 Teaspoon)
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), minced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced (Small Clove)
  Walnuts 1 Ounce
  Walnuts 1 Ounce, ground
  Frozen chopped spinach 10 Ounce, cooked according to package directions and drained
  Spinach 10 Ounce, chopped (1 Package)
  Macaroni 3 Ounce, uncooked jumbo, cooked according to package directions and drained
  Macaroni shells 3 Ounce, cooked according to package directions and drained (16 Jumbo Uncooked Ones)
  Margarine 1 1⁄3 Tablespoon (1 Tablespoon Plus 1 Teaspoon)
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 1 Tablespoon
  Skim milk 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Or Nonfat Milk)
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Skim Or Nonfat)
  Parmesan cheese 2 Ounce, grated
  Nutmeg 1 Dash, grated
  Grated nutmeg 1 Dash

Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Take a 10-inch skillet and heat oil in it.
Add onion and garlic in hot oil and fry these two ingredients till both of them turned into soft textured.
Cook on high intensity of heat and cooking trim should be 1 minute around.
Now reduce the heat, add walnuts in the mix, and stir the whole preparation.
Remove the mix from burner and add spinach in it.
In each of the shells fill 1/16 amount spinach mixture and place the stuffed shells into a no-depth casserole so that all shells can be arranged in a casserole at single layer.
Set aside the casserole
Now clean the skillet and melt remaining margarine against medium high flame. Add flour and stir the mix to combine all ingredients quickly.
Continue cooking by stirring for 1 minute.
Remove the skillet from the burner and slowly add milk in it..
Now place the skillet again on burner add cheese in it and continue cooking until the mix turns slightly thick and creamy.
Pour the mix over the shells as layered in the casserole and bake the casserole for 10-15 minutes in the preheat oven.
Before setting it for bake, add nutmeg over the shells.

After bake serve the dish hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 565 Calories from Fat 237

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.8%

Saturated Fat 7 g35.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 23.3 mg7.8%

Sodium 448.8 mg18.7%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.7%

Dietary Fiber 6.1 g24.4%

Sugars 15.2 g

Protein 25 g50.7%

Vitamin A 273% Vitamin C 71.8%

Calcium 60.5% Iron 33.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spinach And Walnut Stuffed Shells Recipe