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    Stuffed Pasta Shells
    Prep: 15 min Cook: 35-40 min Servings: 16
    by Renu Guru
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    For kids of all ages....Just as tasty hot or cold.Freezes well.

    Ingredients

    • Jumbo pasta shells- 16
    • boiling water-12 cups
    • salt- 1 1/2 tsp
    • Hard margarine (or butter)-2 tbsp
    • Chopped onion-1/2 cup
    • Garlic clove,minced (or 1/4 tsp,if using garlic powder then 1 tsp),optional
    • water-1tbsp
    • Boiled and chopped fresh spinach( or frozen chopped spinach,thawed and squeezed dry) - 1 & 1/8 Cup
    • Ricotta cheese -1 cup
    • Grated Parmesan cheese- 1/3 cup
    • Large egg,fork - beaten
    • salt-1/4 tsp
    • ground nutmeg-1/8 tsp
    • Grated mozzarella cheese- 1/2 cup

    Directions

    1. Cook pasta in boiling water and first amount of salt in large uncovered pot for 15 mins,stirring now and then, until tender but firm.
    2. Drain.Rinse with cold water.Drain well.Return pasta to the same pot.Set aside.
    3. Melt margarine or butter in small frying pan on medium.Add onion.Cook for 5 to 8 mins, until softened but not caramelized.
    4. Add garlic.Heat and stir for 1 to 2 mins until fragrant.Cool.
    5. Drizzle water in ungreased 3 liter shallow baking dish.
    6. Combine next 6 ingredients in medium bowl.Add onion mixture.Stir well.Makes about 2 cups filling. Spoon 2 tbsp filling into each pasta shell. Arrange stuffed pasta shells in single layer in prepared baking dish.
    7. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top of shells.Cover with foil.Bake in 350 F (175 C) oven for about 20 mins until heated thro and cheese is melted.Discard foil.Let stand for 5 mins.Makes 16 stuffed pasta shells.

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