Monday, January 30, 2012

Mmm Mmm Mondays #10

Wow, I can't believe that I am already writing my 10th post of this series! It feels like just yesterday that I decided to embark on this weekly adventure. I had planned on finally having a spectacular sweets recipe to share for this post, but as always life gets in the way and that didn't happen. However I still have a really awesome recipe to share and I think you are gonna like it, so here ya go!

Cheesy Stuffed Shells

You will need:
1 box dried jumbo pasta shells
1 15 oz container ricotta cheese
1 egg, beaten
1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt
1 cup mozzarella, grated
1 bunch chives, minced

(I apologize in advance for the poor quality of pictures, but my camera is acting up these days, so these were taken using hubby's phone)

Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Boil pasta shells as directed on package. Be careful not to boil them to long, or they will tear while you are trying to fill them. I boiled mine for about 9 mins.

While your shells are boiling you can prepare the filling. In a medium bowl combine the ricotta, egg and salt, mix well.

Then add in your mozzarella and 3/4 of your minced chives, and mix well.

Spread an even layer of tomato sauce in the bottom of a 9X13 baking dish. I don't have an exact measurement because I just eyeballed it.

Once the shells are cooked and cooled, fill each one with cheese mixture. I ended up boiling 25 shells and filled all but 3.

After all shells are filled, top with a little more sauce. I once again just eyeballed it.

Cover with foil and bake for 30 mins, then uncover and bake for another 15 mins. Once it's finished baking, top with remaining chives.

I chose to serve mine with salad and some homemade cheesy garlic biscuits.

This meal totally gets a 5+ in my book, because I LOVE Italian food. I really wish that I didn't love carbs as much as I do, because it would be a heck of a lot easier for hubs and I to lose some weight if we didn't. I just can't help it, it is soooo good!!

Here is the link to the original recipe that I found via pinterest. She also share a recipe for making your own sauce, but I was lazy and just went with the store bought. Hubby would like me to attempt to make my own sauce though, so maybe one day I will get courageous enough. So if any of you other bloggers out there have a good recipe for some delicious sauce I would be much obliged if you would send it my way.

Well it is way past my bed time and my eyes are getting sleepy, so until next time, BYE!

1 comment:

  1. Can I put in a request for a diabetic-friendly (lo-carb), heart-friendly (lo-fat) post in the future?