Thursday, October 18, 2007

Stuffed Shell Pasta

This is one of Diana's favourite pasta. She asked me to make some for her and I did last week.

Ingredients :

16-18 large shell pasta
3/4 jar of store bought pasta sauce
Some grated Mozzarella cheese


10 oz of frozen chopped spinach - thawed and squeeze out the water
1 cup of low fat ricotta cheese
1/2 cup of grated Cheddar cheese
1 cup of cooked ground beef
2 eggs
1/2 tsp of chili powder
1/4 tsp of garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

1) Bring a big pot of lightly salted water to boil and boil the pasta till al-dente, drain and set aside.
2) To make the filling, mix all the ingredients together and set aside.
3) Grease a baking dish, pre-heate oven to 350 degree F.
4) Pour some pasta sauce at the bottom of the baking dish. Just enough to cover the base.
5) Fill the stuffing into each shell, place them into the baking dish in a single layer. Pour the remaining sauce over the shells and sprinkle on the mozzarella and bake for 40-45 min.
6) Serve immediately.


Big Boys Oven said...

OMG! Looks so delicious and so beautifully done. I just only can stare at them, gazing them with my eyes.

Zue Murphy said...

Sedapnya!!!!It looks great. Do you think I can freeze this dish?

Cat Cat said...

Yum, I too can stare at the pictures for awhile... Nicely presented and looks good. Bertuah jadi your niece Gert.

NorthBorneoGirl said...

Can I be your adopted niece ?? .. hehehe ... I am SOOOOOO making this for my coming party .. you make great tasty food Gert :)

Beachlover said...'re really hard working,somemore kasi stuff the pasta.I just taruk everything the same pot.This recipe is good for party style.Maybe if I have party I can pinjam your recipe.hahaha!!Thanks for sharing:)

Kiersten said... looks absolutely delicious,and low fat ricotta cheese too! My favourite!

pearly said...

wow! I can see you are a very pentien lady ... stuffe it in a paste .. lot of work look so yummy . I love paste too but I am not such a pentien
one , hope I can but .... never mind I am eatting now ..... sharing a bowl from you hope you don't mind .

mmmmmmmmm lovely I want some more ......please?

ICook4Fun said...

BBO, thank you.

Zue, of course you can freeze this but why you want to do that. I am sure Murphy will like this too. Just don't put spinach if you want to make it for him :)

Cat, you can make this for the whole family.

Envy, actually is an easy dish to make. Great for party food :)

Beachlover, I am sure Elliot is going to like this pasta dish. You don't have to wait for a party to make this. I gave some to Nancy and she too likes it a lot.

Pinky, if you come to my house I will make some for you :)

Pearly, is not difficult to make. Just boil the pasta, stuff it and bake.

Aiyah Nonya said...

I just had that earlier this week while I was out with my friend.

ZazaHardy said...

looks absolutely beautiful!