Wednesday, January 29, 2014
I saw this recipe and had to give it a try- even my teenage son liked it. It took time to make, but worth the wait.
24 jumbo pasta shells (from 12-oz box)
1 lb Italian turkey sausage
1-15oz light ricotta cheese
1 box (9 oz) frozen spinach,thawed, squeezed to drain
2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend (8oz)
½ teaspoon dried basil leaves
¾ cup finely shredded carrots (1 medium)
1 jar (25.5 oz) Italian pasta sauce
1) heat oven to 350. Spray 13X9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook & drain pasta as directed on package.
2)crumble sausage. Cook over medium heat.
3) In medium bowl, stir ricotta cheese, 1 cup Italian cheese blend, spinach & basil until well mixed. Stir in carrots and sausage.
4) spread ½ pasta sauce over bottom of baking dish. Spoon sausage mixture in each pasta shell. Arrange shells, filled sides up, on sauce in baking dish. Pour remaining pasta sauce over stuffed shells. Cover shells with foil.
5) bake 40 minutes. Uncover: sprinkle with remaining cheese blend. Bake uncovered 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.