Spinach and Cottage Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

bhavnaskitchen's picture

Mar. 23, 2015

Pasta shells are a fun option on pasta night, and a clever way to sneak in those good-for-you veggies in case you have a picky eater.
Take these pasta shells to work or school and you will sure love it!

Ingredients

Pasta shells 6 , boiled (5
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Finely chopped onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Minced garlic 1 Teaspoon
Chopped spinach 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Salt and pepper To Taste
Italian seasoning 1/2 Teaspoon (Optional)
Cottage cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Pasta sauce 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)

Directions

MAKING

In a pan, heat oil and add in the onion. Cook until edges are brown.

Add garlic and cook for a few minutes and stir in spinach.

Season with salt and pepper and Italian seasoning. Quickly stir and add in cottage cheese. Cook until all the liquid is absorbed.

Turn of the stove and let it cool.

Stuff the shells with 1½ tablespoons of the mixture.

 

SERVING

Drizzle some sauce over the pasta and serve. 

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 338Calories from Fat 108

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.5%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 828 mg34.5%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 19 g38%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet