If you love pasta and you crave shell pasta then you are very few people on the earth that admire a rare item! Very rare pasta used all over the world, Veggie Stuffed shell pasta is very delicious and if you can make it right then you have a delightful dish at your disposal.
Now, if you want to make this pasta healthy then you can add veggies into it and boom! You have a dish full of nutrients and taste.
An innovative dish made with pasta shells with a touch of nourishment, you can give your kids veggies like never before!
Veggie Stuffed Shells
- Prep time: 30 minutes
- Cooking time: 30 minutes
- Servings: 6 yields
- 1 box of jumbo pasta shells
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- ½ bunch of broccoli
- 1 cup of shredded carrots
- 1 small onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 cup of fresh spinach
- ¼ cup of freshly chopped basil
- 1 cup of low-fat cottage cheese
- 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese
- ¼ teaspoon of each salt and pepper
- 1 ½ cup of marinara sauce
- ½ cup of mozzarella cheese
Method to Prepare:
- Heat your oven on 400 degrees F and cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water, drain and cool on a baking sheet.
- In the meantime, take a large skillet and heat oil over medium-high heat. Sauté broccoli, onion, garlic, and carrots until tender, for about 3 minutes.
- Now, add spinach and ½ cup of water and cook it, covered, for 2 minutes.
- Uncover it and cook it until the liquid is evaporated and remove it from the heat.
- Stir in basil, cottage cheese, parmesan, salt, and pepper into it.
- Now, spread marinara sauce at the bottom of the baking dish and spoon 1 rounded tablespoon of the filling into the shells and arrange them in the baking dish.
- Sprinkle the mozzarella without worrying about calories and cover it tightly with foil and bake it
- for 30 minutes until hot.
- Serve it hot and enjoy its taste immediately!
If you love pasta and want to make them healthy then this Veggie Stuffed Shells is the perfect dish for you! A dish full of veggies and flavors, you can count on this dish to give you a much-needed nutrients boost with the hint of the deliciousness of pasta!