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                          Vegetarian Pasta Shells
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       T            Olive oil
    1       lb           Shells, giant for stuffing
    1       T            Garlic clove minced
      1/4   c            Onion chopped
    1       md           Green pepper, chopped
      1/4   c            Zucchini sliced
      1/4   c            Mushrooms sliced
   10       oz           Spinach, frozen
    1       lg           Egg
    6       T            Ricotta Cheese
    2       c            Spaghetti sauce
      1/2   c            Mozzarella Cheese
    1       T            Parmesan grated
    1       t            Nutmeg
 
   Cook pasta shells in boiling water for 15 minutes. Rinse under cold
   water and set aside. The mushrooms, onions, zucchini, and peppers are
   diced. Saute' them in olive oil. Season with 1 tsp ground nutmeg and
   1 tbs grated parmesan. Cool and stir in the defrosted chopped spinach
   and one beaten egg to bind it. Blend in 6 tbs ricotta. Stuff into the
   shells. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large casserole dish
   arrange shells on a bed of spicy tomato sauce. Bake for 15 minutes.
   Remove top with shredded mozzarella cheese and bake 5 minutes more.
   Options: You can use 1 lb (14 pieces) manicotti instead of shells. If
   you can only get jumbo shell (34 to a lbs) fill with about a tbs per
   shell.
  
 
 
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