Baked Pasta Shells

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 packet - jumbo pasta shells
  • 1.5 cups - homemade marinara sauce
  • 2 to 3 tsp - Italian seasoning as per taste
  • 3/4 cup - low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup - low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup - mozzarella, grated
  • 1/4 cup - parmesan, grated
  • handful of cilantro/parsley, chopped
  • 1 - onion, chopped finely
  • 2 to 3 - garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Baked Pasta Shells

  • Cook the pasta shells as per instructions on the package.
  • In a skillet, cook the onions and garlic in 1 tsp olive oil and then add the marinara sauce.
  • Add seasoning and the salt/pepper if needed. Bring to a boil.
  • Mix the 4 cheeses along with cilantro/parsley.
  • Spray non-stick oil spray in a shallow baking pan and ladle some of the sauce at the bottom.
  • Now pipe the cheese mixture into the jumbo shells one by one and place in the pan.
  • Pour rest of the marinara on top.
  • Bake at 350 Fahrenheit for about 15 to 20 mins and serve hot.
  • Recipe courtesy: Dhivya Karthik